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The 27-year-old defender started 2014 with a rare 90-minute shift for German side VfR Aalen. Goal recaps that and other Canadians Abroad weekend action.

GERMANY

It's been a rough season for André Hainault, who has struggled to crack the lineup for VfR Aalen in Germany's 2. Bundesliga.

However, the league came back from its winter break over the weekend and Hainault found himself in the starting lineup as the team drew 2-2 with visiting Erzgebirge Aue. The 27-year-old defender played the entire 90 minutes in the match, which could be an indication that 2014 will be a much better year for him.

Prior to Friday's contest, Hainault had logged just 169 minutes in total for his club this season.

Elsewhere in the 2. Bundesliga, striker Olivier Occean played the final eight minutes plus stoppage for FC Kaiserslautern in a 2-1 win over his old club, Greuther Furth. Also, Kevin McKenna remained on the bench for FC Koln in a 1-0 loss at league-leading SC Paderborn.

Meanwhile, up in the German top flight, defender Marcel de Jong watched from the sidelines as his club, FC Augsburg, dismantled host Stuttgart by a 4-1 scoreline.

TURKEY

Despite being shown a 60th minute yellow card, midfielder Atiba Hutchinson continued his streak of 90-minute performances for Besiktas on Friday, as the team fought to a 2-1 away victory at Gazientepspor.

Besiktas is creeping up on the top two in the Super Lig, with the club sitting just four points behind second place Galatasaray after 20 rounds of play.

Down a rung in the 1. Lig, striker Tosaint Ricketts was a halftime entrant for Bucaspor in a 4-0 destruction of host Denizlispor. Ricketts didn't get in on the goalfest, although three of the four goals were scored by the same player.

GREECE

Having served his suspension for earning a red card a couple of weeks ago, veteran midfielder Julian de Guzman was back in the starting XI for SKODA Xanthi on Saturday.

The 32-year-old logged a 90-minute shift, but unfotunately his central midfield partner got himself ejected en route to a 2-0 loss at Apollon Smimis. 

CYPRUS

The previously high-flying Apollon Limassol has be brought crashing back to Earth over the past week, with the side suffering consecutive lossess on Thursday and Sunday.

The first loss saw Apollon surprisingly fall 1-0 at home to Ethinkos Achna, while the Sunday match was a slightly more predictable 2-1 defeat at league giant APOEL.

To add insult to injury, 21-year-old striker Daniel Haber was nailed to the Apollon bench for both games.

ENGLAND

After a dismal experience in Germany with Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Braunschweig, striker Simeon Jackson is back in the English pyramid with Championship side Millwall. On Saturday, he got into his first match with his new club, subbing in at the 55th minute as Millwall fell 2-1 to Burnley at Turf Moor.

On the opposing side, defender David Edgar stayed on the bench for Burnley.

Meanwhile, attacker Junior Hoilett continued his journey back into the Queens Park Rangers lineup after a lengthy injury layoff by playing the second half of QPR's 1-0 loss at Derby County.

In League One action, striker Iain Hume watched from the bench as his team, Preston North End, got a goal in each half en route to a 2-1 win at Tranmere Rovers.

URUGUAY

Being on loan seems to work wonders for young striker Lucas Cavallini, as the 21-year-old notched his first goal for CA Fenix on Saturday in a 4-1 victory over Sud America.

Cavallini had been struggling to make the squad with Club Nacional, and, like last season, has joined another Primera Division side in order to find playing time.

He's got one goal in two appearances (140 minutes) for Fenix so far. 

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