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Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean's return not enough for Eintracht Frankfurt

Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean's return not enough for Eintracht Frankfurt

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Olivier Occean made his return to the Eintracht Frankfurt lineup after an injury spell, but his side still suffered its first loss of the season. Goal.com recaps that and more.

Eintracht suffers first Bundesliga defeat as Occean returns

After sitting out due to injury in recent weeks, Olivier Occean was back in the starting XI for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. However, the big striker's return was spoiled by host Borussia Moenchengladbach, which handed Occean's side a 2-0 loss.

It was the first defeat for Eintracht since the club promoted back to the Bundesliga for the 2012-13 campaign.

De Jong, Augsburg celebrate season's first victory

Marcel de Jong was in his usual left-back spot for FC Augsburg on Friday, and for the first time this season the club was able to nab all three points in a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen.

The win, during which de Jong played 90 minutes, catapulted Augsburg out of the Bundesliga basement.

Hutchinson's PSV rolls on with another massive win

PSV Eindhoven has been on fire of late, winning its last three competitive match by a combined score of 13-0. The most recent victory came on Sunday at the expense of NAC Breda, which played the role of the Washington Generals to PSV's Harlem Globetrotters in a 4-0 demolition.

Atiba Hutchinson, who featured for his customary 90 minutes in the latest win, has been a fixture throughout PSV's red-hot streak, which has thrusted the club up to second place in the Eredivisie after a lackluster start to the campaign.

Norwich steamrolled as Jackson sits

The poor start to the season continued over the weekend for Norwich City, as the club was easily defeated 4-1 by host Chelsea.

To make matters worse for Canadian observers, striker Simeon Jackson was nailed to the bench in his last club fixture prior to a pair of crucial World Cup qualifiers for the national side in a few days.

De Guzman gets spot duty with Swansea

Things weren't much better for Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman, who only managed four minutes of action for slumping Swansea in a 2-2 draw with Reading on Saturday.

After being a fixture during Swansea's hot start to the Premier League season, the Toronto native has found his playing time harder to come by as the club has hit a rougher stretch in recent weeks.

Hoilett a late sub as QPR stays bottom

The bad news for Canadians extended to Junior Hoilett and Queens Park Rangers, which stayed in the cellar of the EPL with a 3-2 loss to surging West Bromwich Albion.

Hoilett, who has struggled to find a place with his new side, entered the match in the 70th minute as QPR looked for a way back into the game.

Edgar goes 90 in Burnley defeat

David "Steady Eddie" Edgar logged 90 minutes on Burnley's backline in a 4-3 loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday, a result which dropped Edgar's side to 16th in England's Championship after 10 games played.

The big Canadian defender picked up a second-half yellow card.

Haber starts for victorious Stevenage

Attacker Marcus Haber started and played the full match for high-flying Stevenage, which rose to second place in League Oen with a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe United.

Haber has two goals in 10 appearances so far.

Hume features in Doncaster win

Also going 90 in a 1-0 win in England's third tier was striker Iain Hume, whose team Doncaster Rovers jumped out to a very early lead and then clung to a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Hume has become a fixture up top for Doncaster after transferring on loan from Preston North End shortly after the season had started.

Nakajima-Farran makes cameo in scoreless draw

AEK Larnaca had a chance to take sole possession of the Cypriot top flight, but a 0-0 draw with Nea Salamis on Saturday meant that the club remained in a deadlock atop the table with two other teams.

Calgary-born Issey Nakajima-Farran subbed on in the 82nd minute for Larnaca.

Hirschfeld backstops Vålerenga to 1-1 result

Lars Hirschfeld was in goal as usual for Vålerenga in a 1-1 draw with Strømsgodset in the Norwegian Tippeligaen on Friday.

With five matches left to play, Vålerenga is in sixth place.

Borjan helps Sivasspor to 2-2 draw in Turkey

In the Turkish top flight, goalkeeper Milan Borjan was beaten twice as his side Sivasspor earned a 2-2 draw with Bursaspor. Borjan was shown a late caution in the match, which sees Sivasspor into a six-way tie for third place in the tightly packed standings.

Cavallini nets second in Uruguay

While most Canadians were feasting on turkey, teenager Lucas Cavallini was giving thanks by scoring his second goal of the season for Juventud de Las Piedras in Uruguay.

The 19-year-old striker notched the insurance marker via the penalty spot to help ensure a 2-0 win over C.A. Bella Vista.

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