Celtic star Tom Rogic helps Australia to crucial WCQ win
Celtic attacking midfielder Tom Rogic helped Australia to a crucial World Cup qualifying win over Oman this evening.
Rogic started the match and was substituted off just after the hour mark, but it wasn’t due to injury.
He had mixed fortunes during the match but did pop up at a crucial moment to cut back a pass that set-up an opportunity for Martin Boyle to score the second goal in a 3-1 victory.
The Celtic star wasn’t credited with an assist, but it was his efforts that created the chance.
Celtic’s European-based players feature for their countries later this week, but it is so far, so good on the fitness front for two of the club’s most important players right now.
As we discussed earlier, our Japanese star came through his fixture unscathed too.
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Australia’s win puts them top of Group B with nine points after three matches. It’s a very healthy position to be in, especially with Japan losing to Saudi Arabia earlier tonight.
The Socceroos now travel to Saitama and take on Kyogo’s outfit on Tuesday night.
That should be an entertaining watch with lots on the line for both countries.
These Australia supporters took to social media tonight to share their thoughts on Rogic’s crucial moment of magic…
Rogic that was classy— Alex 🇦🇺🇮🇹🇵🇹 (@UTDAL3X) October 7, 2021
Rogic magic on that one. What a cutback. #AsianQualifiers— Joey Lynch (@joeylynchy) October 7, 2021
Really intelligent little cutback from Rogic.— .\ndie Sawmill (@andiesawmill) October 7, 2021
Boyle nearly gets his head kicked off, but good finish too.
On with it now, lads! #AsianQualifiers
Bravo Rogic #AUSvOMA— Jonathan Schomburgk (@schomjo) October 7, 2021
Rogic's goal there. He looks so good on the ball sometimes. Unlucky for Taggert but opportunistic for Boyle. #AUSvOMA— Shane Kennedy (@kanga37) October 7, 2021
Rogic really finding his groove this second half. #AUSvOMA— Shane Beaton (@shaneb31) October 7, 2021