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The out-of-favour goalkeeper started in the Turkish Cup over the weekend, although his team was shut out. Goal recaps that and other Canadians Abroad weekend action.


It's no secret that Milan Borjan is in Roberto Carlos' doghouse, with the Canadian goalkeeper not even getting into Sivasspor's squad on most matchdays. The Brazilian legend, now manager at Sivasspor, has relegated Borjan to cup duty only.

On Saturday, Borjan got the start for Sivasspor at home in a Turkish Cup match against Eskişehirspor. The result went in favour of the visitors, who won 2-0, but Borjan will likely get another chance to earn back some respect as the team's next cup match is slated for Wednesday.

Meanwhile in the 1. Lig, striker Tosaint Ricketts started and played 89 minutes for Bucaspor in a 2-1 loss to promotion candidate Istanbul BB.

Bucaspor is in 12th place after 20 rounds of play.


SKODA Xanthi is firmly entrenched in the middle of the Greek Super League table, and on Sunday the team continued its middling ways with a 2-2 draw at Ergotelis that was earned with a last-minute equalizer.

Midfielder Julian de Guzman, a staple in the Xanthi squad, went 90 minutes in the draw.


High-flying Apollon Limassol kept its title hopes alive with a 2-1 win at Alki on Saturday, but the club's sterling form has kept young attacker Daniel Haber on the bench.

Haber remained on the sidelines for the latest Apollon victory.


The handful of Canadians plying their trade in the English pyramid had a weekend to forget, as precious few minutes were to be found.

Leading the way was 18-year-old loanee Michael Petrasso, who has burst onto the scene for Oldham Athletic since joining the League One side from QPR late last year. Petrasso was not in the starting lineup in Saturday's 1-0 loss at Port Vale, however, instead he entered the match at the 71st minute as Oldham looked for a boost in the losing effort.

Elsewhere, Iain Hume and David Edgar remained on the bench for Preston North End and Burnley, respectively. Though they didn't feature in their club's matches, they still fared better than Junior Hoilett (QPR) and Marcus Haber (Notts County), both of whom were left out their respective sides entirely over the weekend.