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Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean lends help in Eintracht victory

Canadians Abroad Recap: Occean lends help in Eintracht victory

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Olivier Occean was back in the starting lineup for his club and played a part in its win over Werder Bremen. recaps that and more.

Occean assists in Eintracht win

Olivier Occean made his return to Eintracht Frankfurt's starting lineup on Saturday, playing 90 minutes and assisting on his team's third goal in a 4-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

The 31-year-old striker has been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks, and his reclamation of his position coincided with the first Eintracht victory in the Bundesliga in four tries. The Frankfurt club has been on a downward trajectory over the past month, but the win puts it back into a top four spot on the league table.

De Jong goes 90 in Augsburg defeat

The news was not as good for the other Canuck in Germany's top flight, as Marcel de Jong's FC Augsburg fell 2-0 to visiting Bayern Munich over the weekend.

The loss was an expected one for Augsburg, which has toiled at or near the bottom of the league for the entire season, while Bayern has built up a comfortable lead atop the Bundesliga standings.

McKenna's Köln draws Edwini-Bonsu's Eintracht Braunschweig

Defender Kevin McKenna started and played 90 for an unfortunate FC Köln side that allowed an extremely late equalizer by 2. Bundesliga leader Eintracht Braunshweig on Monday.

The 2-2 draw, which was secured via an injury time goal from Braunschweig, extended Köln's unbeaten run to six games, although McKenna's side will hardly feel positive about a match that it had seemingly wrapped up with just seconds to go.

Young Canadian striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu was summoned in the 76th minute, playing the final quarter hour of the deadlocked match.

Hutchinson returns to midfield duty in big PSV win

Atiba Hutchinson, who has alternated between right back and midfield this season for PSV Eindhoven, was in his preferred position in the middle of the park as PSV rolled over FC Twente by a 3-0 scoreline to reclaim top spot in the Eredivisie.

De Guzman scores versus Norwich

Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman continued his good form on Saturday when he scored Swansea's second goal and assisted on his club's third of the day against Norwich. Unfortunately for the Welsh side, de Guzman's heroics weren't enough as the Canaries piled in four goals of their own to extend their impressive unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Simeon Jackson, who has seen very little time of late for Norwich, was on the bench for the duration of the match.

Hoilett watches as QPR earns draw

Junior Hoilett was already struggling to fit in at Queens Park Rangers this season, and the hiring of new coach Harry Redknapp hasn't helped his cause as the 22-year-old forward Canadian found himself on the bench despite a more attacking formation employed by the new gaffer on Saturday.

For QPR, the 4-3-3 didn't solve its major problems in the weekend's fixture at Wigan Athletic, but the tactical shift did allow the London side to grab a point on the road as the result of a 2-2 draw.

Still, much needs to be done to rescue QPR's season, which currently sees the club dead last in the EPL. Time will only tell if Hoilett will play a big part in Redknapp's attempt to reverse the miserable campaign.

Edgar sits out another Burnley loss

Defender David Edgar, a fixture for Burnley in last season's decent Championship campaign, seems to have inexplicably lost his position in the back four this year despite his club's less-than-stellar 2012-13 season so far.

The 25-year-old remained on the bench over the weekend as Burnley dropped a 2-0 decision at Nottimgham Forest, stretching its winless streak to three matches (and five of the last six).

Borjan lets in three as Sivassor falls

Goalkeeper Milan Borjan would probably like a do-over for Saturday's Sivassor match versus Galatasaray, as the 25-year-old allowed a goal in the opening minute of the Turkish Super Lig contest.

His team pulled back on level terms in the 18th minute, but Galatasaray proceeded to score a pair of unanswered goals to ensure the 3-1 victory over Borjan's side.

Sivassor is currently in 10th in Turkey's top league.

Nakajima-Farran a second half sub in losing effort

AEK Larnaca slipped even further out of the championship picture in Cyprus' top flight with a 2-1 loss to mid-table side Doxa.

Issey Nakajima-Farran, who has taken on a supersub role of late, was brought into the match just after the hour mark as Larnaca looked for some offence, but ultimately the Canadian winger couldn't help pull his team out of the hole it had dug for itself.

Larnaca fell to third on the table, and now sits seven points back of the league leading club.

Klukowski an unused substitute in APOEL loss

Left back Mike Klukowski watched from the sidelines as his team APOEL dropped a crucial 1-0 result to Anorthosis on Saturday. The clubs occupy the top two spots in the Cypriot league, and the loss by APOEL sees Anorthosis expand its lead to four points.

Canadians Abroad Recap appears ever Monday at Canada.