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Occean scores again, but will be cursing his luck

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Canadian striker Olivier Occean scored again Saturday, but he’ll be likely be regetting some second-half misses, as his SpVgg Greuther Furth drew mid-table FC Erzgebirge Aue in Bundesliga 2. action.

With the draw, Greuther Furth allowed Eintracht Frankfurt to go ahead of it by one point for first place in the second division. But, on the bright side, Furth is still seven points ahead of third place Fortuna Dusseldorf, though the trailing club does have a game in hand. The top two finishers earn automatic promotion to the Bundesliga, while the third-place finisher goes into a playoff against the Bundesliga side that finishes third from the bottom.

Dusseldorf plays St. Pauli on Monday.

Occean put his club ahead late in the first half, as he headed home a cross.

Halil Savran got the second-half equalizer off a scrambled corner, and then Occean had three chances to get the winner. The first time, he blasted the ball over the bar from 14 yards out. On the second effort, the ball went through the keeper Martin Mannel’s legs, but was collected before it could cross the line. Late in the match, Occean headed the ball just wide off a corner.

The Canadian now has 16 goals in 28 games on the season.

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