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Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean's Eintracht Frankfurt slips to third

Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean's Eintracht Frankfurt slips to third

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Olivier Occean returned to the Eintracht Frankfurt lineup after a brief hiatus, but the Canadian striker's presence wasn't enough to lift his side past Stuttgart.

Eintracht falls to Stuttgart, drops a spot in Bundesliga

After missing last weekend's fixture due to illness, Olivier Occean was back in action for Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, although his renewed presence couldn't boost his team past home side Stuttgart.

Eintracht fell 2-1 in a match where Occean played the full 90 and came close to converting on a number of occasions. Ultimately neither Occean nor the rest of his teammates did enough to earn points from Stuttgart, with the loss dropping the Frankfurt side into third place in the Bundesliga.

Augsburg struggles continue

FC Augsburg was once again on the losing end as the club dropped a 2-0 decision at Hamburger SV on Friday.

Marcel de Jong started and played the entire match for the losing side, which lingers in the relegation zone after nine Bundesliga games played. Lots of time to fix things yet, but Augsburg doesn't want to fall too far behind the rest of the pack.

PSV keeps pace atop Eredivisie

Atiba Hutchinson's PSV Eindhoven won its fifth straight league match over the weekend, dispatching host PEC Zwolle 2-1 on Sunday.

Hutchinson played his usual 90 minutes in the game, which allowed PSV to keep pace with Eredivisie leader FC Twente. The Eindhoven club, now undefeated in seven across all competitions, sits one point off the top of the table.

Jackson sits for Norwich draw

Simeon Jackson was kept on the bench for the second straight game as his side Norwich City managed a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.

Norwich is in 16th in the Premier League, three points above the drop zone.

Hoilett, QPR lose late at Arsenal

Queens Park Rangers managed to stick around for 83 minutes at Emirates Stadium in London, but a strike from Mikel Arteta ended any hopes of a draw as Arsenal won 1-0.

Junior Hoilett played 90 minutes at striker alongside Bobby Zamora, and the Canadian-born youngster probably should have put QPR on the board at least once.

The loss keeps QPR at three points after nine games, a horrible start for what was promising to be a decent campaign in the EPL.

De Guzman's Swansea edged by Man City

Swansea City put up a good fight at Etihad Stadium, but a goal by Carlos Tevez just past the hour mark lifted Manchester City to a 1-0 victory over the Welsh-based club.

Jonathan de Guzman played the entirety of the match for the Swans, and drew praise for his work on both sides of the ball versus the reigning champion.

Borjan injured in Sivasspor loss

Goalkeeper Milan Borjan was stretchered off just seconds after allowing the second goal in a 2-1 loss by his club Sivasspor at Akhisar Belediyespor on Saturday.

Borjan had charged out of his goal in the 63rd minute to challenge an onrushing attacker, and the resulting collision left the Canadian international in a heap, clutching his left knee in agony. The play kept going and an Akhisar player latched on to the rebound before easily slotting the ball into the open goal for the game's winning strike.

The loss drops Sivasspor to 10th in Turkey's Süper Lig.

Hirschfeld earns clean sheet vs. Tromso

Lars Hirschfeld backstopped Vålerenga to a 1-0 victory over Tromso, helping his club to its first win in three matches.

Vålerenga climbed to seventh in Norway's Tippeligaen with three matches left to play.

Chencinski, Örebro shut out IFK Goteborg

Already relegated Örebro hasn't stopped fighting just yet, as the side nabbed a 1-0 victory over IFK Goteborg over the weekend. Tomer Chencinski was in goal for Örebro, and he earned a 73rd minute yellow card to go along with his clean sheet.

Örebro is playing out the string in the Swedish top tier, as it will drop down to the second division next season.

Haka relegated despite victory

Defender Nana Attakora started and played 90 minutes for Haka, which won its Veikkausliiga match 1-0 over host VPS but was still relegated as a result of another fixture.

Haka drops out of the Finnish top flight as the 12th place team in the league. There has been no word yet on whether Attakora will follow his side into the second division.

Jaro earns massive win to stay up

The team that knocked Attakora's Haka down a division was Frank Jonke's Jaro, which won 2-1 at TPS to remain in the Veikkausliiga for at least another year.

Jonke played the full match on the front line for Jaro, but didn't factor into the scoring.

Second half O'Neill strike salvages draw for MyPa

Riley O'Neill struck in the 57th minute to bring his team MyPa back on level terms with IFK Mariehamn, scoring what would ultimately be the final goal of a 2-2 draw.

MyPa finishes the Veikkausliiga season in sixth place, while striker O'Neill managed six goals in 26 league starts during the campaign.

Cavallini misses card-filled game in Uruguay

Teenaged striker Lucas Cavallini sat out his second straight game with what he described as a "minor" injury, and it seems that he could consider himself lucky as a brawl in the match between Cavallini's Juventud de Las Piedras and Wanderers ended up seeing a whopping 17 red cards shown.

The fighting took place just after the final whistle, but the timing didn't stop the referee from handing out ejections like early Halloween treats, as nine Wanderers players were shown red along with eight of Cavallini's teammates.

The match ended 3-3, and Juventud now sits in 11th on the Uruguayan Primera Division table.

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