Kevin McKenna and Rob Friend both found the back of the net in Germany's 2. Bundesliga, each playing a big part in their clubs' respective victories over the weekend.McKenna scores winner
Kevin McKenna and FC Köln continued their surge in Germany's 2. Bundesliga, with a 2-0 win over Union Berlin on Saturday.
McKenna got his team on the board with an 18th-minute strike that held up to be the game-winner as the Berlin club couldn't muster any offence. A second-half insurance marker protected the three points for Köln, which now sits just three points out of third place with 11 games left to play.
Friend spurs 1860 comeback
Also battling to break into the top three of Germany's second tier, 1860 München pulled off a big 2-1 come-from-behind victory over league-leading Eintracht Braunschweig over the weekend.
New loanee Rob Friend got the ball rolling on 1860's comeback, scoring in the 77th minute to equalize after Eintracht had taken the lead 20 minutes earlier. Friend's teammate Benjamin Lauth then secured the victory for 1860 with just minutes before the final whistle.
Also taking part in the match was striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu, who came on in the 69th minute for Eintracht Braunschweig.
De Guzman, Jahn Regensburg earn away draw
At the other end of the 2. Bundesliga, SSV Jahn Regensburg continued to fight for its life over the weekend, pulling off a 1-1 draw at Energie Cottbus on Sunday.
The draw, in which Julian de Guzman played the full 90 minutes, was enough to pull the troubled club out of the cellar, although it is just one point from 17th place, and just four from climbing out of the automatic drop zone.
Occean plays second half of Frankfurt stalemate
Up in the Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt kept its tenuous hold on the final German Champions League spot with a scoreless draw at SC Freiburg on Friday.
Olivier Occean was a halftime entrant for Eintracht, ultimately unable to contribute any offence for his side through 45 minutes of play.
De Jong makes cameo
Marcel de Jong played the final nine minutes as his side FC Augsburg defeated TSG 1899 Hoffenheim by a 2-0 scoreline on Saturday.
The win allowed Augsburg to leapfrog Hoffenheim into 16th place in the Bundesliga, as both teams will be in a tough spot to remain in the German top flight.
PSV steady atop Eredivisie despite loss
PSV Eindhoven dropped a 2-1 decision to fellow Eredivisie powerhouse Feyenoord over the weekend, but the loss -- which Atiba Hutchinson had to sit out due to suspension -- didn't prove too harmful to PSV's title aspirations.
The league leader was able to hold on to its perch for another week after closest challenger Ajax could only muster up a draw in its game, keeping PSV atop a two-point cushion for the time being.
Jackson nowhere to be found
Simeon Jackson was not on the match day roster for Norwich as the Canaries rallied to a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday.
Of interest to MLS fans is that on-loan Sporting Kansas City striker Kei Kamara scored the first of Norwich's goals, with the strike coming in the 84th minute. Grant Holt sealed the victory well into stoppage time.
Norwich is currently 12th in the English Premier League.
Hoilett gets a quarter of an hour vs. Man United
A meeting between the top and bottom teams of the EPL brought on an expected result, as Manchester United cruised to a 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
Canadian attacker Junior Hoilett was called upon by QPR in the 73rd minute, but like the rest of his teammates he couldn't do anything of note offensively against the much stronger Red Devils.
QPR is dead last in the Premier League with just 11 matches remaining.
Edgar benched for Burnley loss
Meanwhile in England's second tier, defender David Edgar watched from the bench as his team Burnley fell 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Burnley is 12th in the Championship.
Hume gets game action in draw
Still working his way back to match fitness, Iain Hume played the final 19 minutes of Doncaster Rovers's 1-1 draw with visiting Yeovil Town.
Doncaster will need a healthy Hume as it pushes for relegation, as the team currently sits fourth on a very tight English League One table.
Haber starts for Stevenage
One team that will not have to worry about promotion or relegation is Marcus Haber's Stevenage, which is firmly in the midtable pack in League One.
On Saturday, the side travelled to Shrewsbury and lost 2-1, allowing its opponennt to pull to within three points in the standings. Both teams are virtually assured another season in England's third division.
Hainault makes brief appearance in Scotland
André Hainault is still getting up to speed with his new teammates at Ross County, and over the weekend he was an injury-time entrant into his side's 3-0 win over Motherwell.
Despite being a high-profile signing, Hainault has found it hard to break in with his new club, as the team has surged in the Scottish Premier League (it's only three points out of second place) while the defender has worked off his offseason rust.
Borjan's Sivasspor falls in Turkey
Goalkeeper Milan Borjan was in the nets as his side Sivasspor went down a man then went down a goal in a 15 minute span en route to a 1-0 loss to Beşiktaş.
Despite dropping Sivasspor to 12th in Turkey's Süper Lig, the side is still well within contention of a European spot. It currently sits just five points behind fourth place Bursapor, which holds the final Europa League berth.
Klukowski goes 90 for APOEL
In nearby Cyprus, Mike Klukowski once again put in a full shift for high-flying APOEL, this time in a 2-0 win at Ayia Napa.
APOEL's win allowed it to keep within three points of league-leading Anorthosis.
Cavallini's team crushed in Uruguayan opener
Uruguay's Primera Division kicked off its 2013 schedule over the weekend, and Lucas Cavallini may be wishing that he was still on winter break after Sunday's opener.
Cavallini's Juventud de Las Piedras was thrashed 4-0 at home by River Plate, with the hosts picking up more yellow cards than goalscoring chances. The young Canadian was among those disciplined, with Cavallini cautioned in the fifth minute.