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Swansea earned a big 5-0 win at QPR to open the season, with a Canadian-born player on each side. Also, Olivier Occean's Eintracht Frankfurt suffered an embarrassing DFB Pokal loss

Hoilett and De Guzman do battle on Premier League opening day

In a matchup that pitted the two highest-profile uncapped potential Canadian internationals against each other, it was Jonathan de Guzman who came out on top, as his new side Swansea demolished Junior Hoilett's QPR 5-0 on the opening weekend on EPL action.

Outside of his outstanding set-piece delivery, de Guzman was not seen too much in his 69 minutes on the pitch, as the Scarborough, Ontario, native was deployed as a defensive midfielder for the high-flying Swans.

Hoilett, on the other hand, was everywhere for QPR in his 90 minutes of service. Unfortunately for the 22-year-old, his new teammates weren't able to match his pace and guile, as QPR was overrun all over the pitch.

Jackson AWOL as Norwich loses big

The other Premier League match to end in a 5-0 scoreline was Fulham vs. Norwich, with the Canaries coming out on the wrong end of the rout.

Mississauga, Ontario's Simeon Jackson was not dressed for Norwich, although perhaps the opening day blowout will hasten his return to the lineup.

Burnley opens the Championship season with 2-0 victory

David Edgar put in 90 minutes on the Burnley backline as his side claimed a 2-0 win over visiting Bolton Wanderers to kick off the 2012-13 NPower Championship campaign.

With the appearance, Edgar continued his run as a crucial piece of the Burnley defence, which goes back to early last season.

Haber makes League One debut

After moving over from Scottish Premier League side St. Johnstone, striker Marcus Haber made his debut with Stevenage in the English third tier. The 23-year-old started up top for his new club, getting subbed out in second-half stoppage time as Stevenage grabbed a 1-1 draw with Carlisle United.

Ten-man Eintracht Frankfurt falls in the DFB Pokal

The competitive season got off on the wrong foot for Olivier Occean and Eintracht Frankfurt, as the Bundesliga side fell 2-0 to Erzgebirge Aue of the second division in the German Cup. Occean went the distance as a striker for the losing side, which fellow Canuck striker Rob Friend was not in the gameday roster.

Things don't get easier for the Frankfurt club, which opens the Bundesliga campaign against Bayer Leverkusen on Aug. 25.

Straith, Saarbrücken smashed 5-0 by Schalke 04

Young defender Adam Straith went the full 90 for third-tier FC Saarbrücken in a forgettable matchup against powerhouse Schalke 04.

The lower-division side fell 5-0 to the top flight club in a packed house in Saarbrücken.

Edwini-Bonsu feature for Eintracht Braunschweig in big win

In more positive news for Canadians in the DFB Pokal, striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu played the final 22 minutes for Eintracht Braunschweig, which was well on the way to a 3-0 rout of Regionalliga side Lübeck.

Braunschweig has won its opening two matches in the 2. Bundesliga, and is an early-season favourite for promotion into the top flight.

De Jong sits out Augsburg victory

Marcel de Jong's FC Augsburg eased to a 2-0 win at Regionalliga club SV Wilhemshaven in the DFB Pokal on Friday, although the left back did not dress for the match as he featured for Canada just two days earlier in Florida.

FC Köln advances without McKenna

Another Canadian international that did not play in his club's Cup win this weekend was Kevin McKenna, who missed Köln's 2-1 win at Unterhaching as he continued his recovery from recent ankle surgery.

McKenna is expected to return to training within the next couple of weeks.

PSV rolls to huge win with Hutchinson in the lineup

In Dutch Eredivisie action, PSV Eindhoven found its scoring form, hitting for five in a 5-0 win over Roda JC.

Atiba Hutchinson was once again lined up at right back for PSV, and he played the entire match.

Chencinski, Örebro advance in Swedish Cup

Last-place Allsvenskan side Örebro SK got a boost when it won a penalty shootout over Lärje-Angereds IF in the Svenska Cupen on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski backstopped the victory for ÖSK, which came after the two sides battled to a 1-1 draw in open play.

Jonke goes 90 as Jaro loses again

Frank Jonke started and went the distance for Jaro in a 1-0 loss to visiting TPS in the Finnish Veikkausliiga. The defeat was the third consecutive for Jaro, which sits at the bottom of the standings.

Trafford and O'Neill go head-to-head

Mason Trafford and Riley O'Neill were in the starting lineup for IFK Mariehamn and MyPa, respectively, in a rare Monday Veikkausliiga fixture.

Both Canadians went the full 90 for their teams, as MyPa earned the 2-1 victory.

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