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The 18-year-old notched his first goal for Coventry City on Saturday. Goal recaps that and other Canadians Abroad weekend action.


Teenage attacker Michael Petrasso is making a name for himself all across the English third tier this season.

While not yet deemed able to crack the lineup of Premiership-hopeful Queens Park Rangers, the 18-year-old Canadian has had immediate success in two separate loan spells this season. After impressing at Oldham Athletic for a stint, Petrasso has now joined Coventry City on a short-term loan.

On Saturday, Petrasso made his second appearance for Coventry. Playing the full 90 minutes, the youngster provided the loan glimmer of offence for his new side, scoring in the 78th minute as host Tranmere Rovers cruised to a 3-1 win.

Elsewhere in League One, former Toronto FC midfielder Terry Dunfield made his first appearance for Oldham in a 1-0 victory over Gillingham. Also, striker Iain Hume remained on the bench for Preston North End in a 2-1 win at Colchester United.

Meanwhile at Petrasso's parent club, Junior Hoilett started and went 58 minutes as QPR fell 1-0 at lowly Charlton Athletic. The loss puts a bit of a damper on the London side's promotion hopes.

Sitting firmly in one of those promotion spots is Burnley, which currently occupies second place in the Championship. Over the weekend, the team maintained its upward trajectory with a 3-1 victory over visiting Nottingham Forest, although Canadian defender David Edgar didn't get off the bench.

At the other end of the table, Milwall is currently treading just above the relegation zone after a 1-0 defeat at fellow drop candidate Barnsley. Newcomer Simeon Jackson played the final 17 minutes plus stoppage for Millwall, but his presence did not spark a comeback for the struggling Lions.


The lone Canadian in the Bundesliga, Marcel de Jong, continued to ride the pine over the weekend.  He watched from the bench as his side, FC Augsburg, battled to a 4-2 victory at SC Freiburg.

De Jong has played just 185 minutes over eight league appearances in 2013-14.

Down a rung in the 2. Bundesliga, a pair of Canadian internationals went head-to-head as Olivier Occean's FC Kaiserslautern played host to André Hainault's VfR Aalen on Sunday.

Both players were in the starting lineup for their respective teams, with Hainault getting the edge in both playing time (all 90 minutes) and the result as Aalen prevailed by a 2-1 scoreline. Occean was subbed out just after the hour mark.

Meanwhile Kevin McKenna, the league's other Canadian international, stayed on the bench as league-leading FC Köln drew title challenger Greuther Furth 1-1.


In Greek Super League action, Julian de Guzman put in his customary 90-minute shift in the central midfield for SKODA Xanthi on Sunday.

The 32-year-old was shown yellow in the 25th minute as Xanthi fell 2-0 at Atromitos.


A tight title race got even tighter over the weekend as Apollon Limassol knocked off league-leading AEL 1-0.

The result puts third place Apollon within three points of the top spot, with APOEL lurking within a sigle point of the lead. Unfortunately for young striker Daniel Haber, the opportunities for playing time at Apollon have been few and far between, and Saturday's contest was no different as he remained on the sidelines.


Besiktas let a huge opportunity for advancement slip on Saturday as it fell 1-0 at Galatasaray, allowing the Didier Drogba-led side to leapfrog into second place on the Super Lig table.

The loss, in which Atiba Hutchinson played the entire 90 minutes, sees Besiktas drop into third place with 12 matches left to play.

In the second tier 1. Lig, Tosaint Ricketts opened the scoring for Bucaspor as the club exchanged leads with visiting Gazientep BB en route to a 2-1 home victory.

Ricketts was joined in Bucaspor's starting lineup by Tam Nsaliwa, who went 90 minutes.


On-loan striker Lucas Cavallini made another start for Fenix, this time in a 1-1 draw with Defensor Sporting on Saturday.

The 21-year-old now has four appearances for Fenix, which is tied for first place after four rounds of play in the Primera Division's Clausura tournament.