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The 20-year-old earned some late game minutes for the Uruguayan giant after cutting his teeth last season on loan.

A Canadian debut in Uruguay

It was a brief appearance, but 20-year-old attacker Lucas Cavallini finally played his first match in Nacional colours over the weekend, subbing in for the final 23 minutes of a 1-0 win over Rentistas in Uruguay's Primera Division.

The Canadian youngster spent last season on loan at Juventud in the same league, and his 10 goals in 25 appearances prompted Nacional to recall and re-sign the promising attacker for the current campaign. Cavallini sat on the bench during last week's season opener, but he can look forward to more substitute appearances in the near future.

Jackson, Braunschweig held scoreless

In what is becoming a disturbing early season trend, Eintracht Braunschweig's players failed to score for the third straight match in the Bundesliga as it fell 2-0 to visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

The loss was the second shutout suffered by Braunschweig so far this year, as the team only managed to get on the scoresheet last week due to an opposition own goal.

For Canuck striker Simeon Jackson, it was another fristrating game as he once again played the full 90 minutes isolated at the top of a 4-2-3-1. The 26-year-old received very little service and was ineffective for most of the match.

De Jong a no-show in Augsburg loss

While Jackson's suffering is limited to on-pitch frustration, he's at least seeing the field unlike compatriot Marcel de Jong, who was left out of FC Augsburg's matchday roster in a 2-1 win over Stuttgart.

De Jong has been nowhere to be seen throughout the early Bundesliga campaign so far.

Occean plays 23, Hainault makes a cameo as FCK routed by Aalen

Things weren't much better for Canadian attackers in the 2. Bundesliga, as Olivier Occean was a 67th minute entrant for FC Kaiserslautern in a 4-0 loss at VfR Aalen.

For the winning side, defender André Hainault subbed in at the 85th minute.

De Guzman puts in full shift in Xanthi victory

Over in Greece, midfielder Julian de Guzman started and played the entire 90 minutes for SKODA Xanthi in a 1-0 win over Panthrakikos.

The victory was Xanthi's first of the young Super League season as the club looks to get back into Europe after a brief appearance in this year's Europa League qualification round.

Borjan earns clean sheet for Sivasspor

In nearby Turkey, goalkeeper Milan Borjan earned a clean sheet for Sivasspor in a 2-0 Super Lig victory over visiting Konyaspor.

The 25-year-old is once again his club's first choice in goal, and barring injury he should remain so throughout the season.

Edgar a late-game entrant for Burnley

Meanwhile in England, big defender David Edgar subbed in for 10-man Burnley at the 78th minute of a 2-0 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Both goals had already been scored before the Canadian international made his entrance for Burnley, which sits ninth in the Championship after four matches.

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