Defender Kevin McKenna saw his goal streak end at three games over the weekend, but his team kept its torrid form alive. Goal.com recaps Canadians Abroad weekend action.
In a matter of weeks, FC Köln has rocketed up the 2. Bundesliga standings, going from bottom-third also-ran to promotion outsider in the span of five games.
Köln extended its unbeaten run on Sunday with a key 1-0 victory over FC Ingolstadt, leapfrogging its opponent in the process.
Defender Kevin McKenna has been a major contributor to Köln's sudden surge in form, scoring in three straight matches in November. His streak ended in a midweek clash with Hertha BSC, but he still helped his side in the victory over Ingolstadt, playing all 90 minutes in the shut out.
Köln is now seventh on the table, just four points behind fourth place Energie Cottbus.
Eintracht blown out in Düsseldorf
The news was less positive in Germany's top tier, where Olivier Occean's side Eintracht Frankfurt got demolished 4-0 at Fortuna Düsseldorf. To make matters worse from a Canadian perspective, Occean was nowhere to be seen in the match, as the striker was not even on the bench for the defeat.
The once high-flying Frankfurt side has sunk to fifth on the Bundesliga table after 15 matches played, still respectable for a newly promoted outfit.
De Jong a second half sub in Augsburg draw
Things were slightly better for Marcel de Jong, who subbed in at the 52nd minute for FC Augsburg in a 1-1 draw with visiting SC Freiburg on Saturday.
The left back entered the match after all the scoring had already taken place.
Hutchinson's PSV falls in battle of Dutch giants
PSV Eindhoven is suddenly in a free-fall after a scorching hot run thrusted the side atop the Eredivisie in recent weeks.
Atiba Hutchinson's club is no longer in first place in Holland's top flight, however, thanks to a 3-1 loss to Ajax in Amsterdam on Saturday. The defeat - in which Hutchinson logged his customary 90 minutes of work - sees PSV into third place as both Twente and Vitesse have snuck ahead of the Eindhoven side.
De Guzman goes 75 in Swansea shocker
Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman lined up in the midfield for Swansea and played 75 minutes as his side proceeded to stun Premier League giant Arsenal 2-0 at Emirates Stadium in London.
Both of Swansea's goals where scored after de Guzman had ended his day.
Hoilett gets 21 minutes of action for QPR
Queens Parks Rangers continued their dreadful season with a 1-1 home draw versus Aston Villa on Saturday, giving the London side a lowly six points after 15 matches. Junior Hoilett, who has struggled for playing time despite QPR's obvious offensive woes, was a 69th minute entrant into the game.
Edgar a spectator in Burnley tie
David Edgar remained on the bench as his side Burnley held visiting Blackburn Rovers to a 1-1 stalemate.
Burnley is 14th in England's Championship after 20 rounds of play.
Nakajima-Farran subs in, then out for AEK Larnaca
On Saturday, Issey Nakajima-Farran made the rare move of being subbed into a match only to be pulled from the playing field during the same game.
It happened during AEK Larnaca's 2-1 win over Enosis, with the Canadian winger entering the match in the 19th minute. Nakajima-Farran then exited the game in the 89th minute with Larnaca looking to hold on to the slight lead.
Nakajima-Farran's team eventually claimed the full three points, which kept the Cypriot-based club within striking distance of the top of the league table.
Klukowski watches as APOEL cruises to victory
Elsewhere in Cyprus, Mike Klukowski stayed on the bench as his team APOEL tallied a 2-0 win over league bottom feeder Paphos.
APOEL sits in second place after 12 matches.
Cavallini cautioned as Juventud falls in Uruguay
Young striker Lucas Cavallini was shown a 70th minute yellow card and subbed out in the 74th as his side Juventud de Las Piedras fell 2-0 at Peñarol.
The victorious side remained perched on top of Uruguay's Primera Division, while Juventud slipped to ninth place with the loss.
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