The Liverpool loanee opened the scoring on the RheinEnergieStadion along with his maiden objective for the Iron Ones
Taiwo Awoniyi scored his first objective for Union Berlin in their 2-1 win over Cologne in a German Bundesliga encounter on Sunday.
After 5 video games within the German top-flight this season, the Nigeria youth worldwide lastly broke his duck in Berlin since he joined on a season-long mortgage from Premier League champions Liverpool in the summertime.
Three minutes earlier than the half hour-mark, Awoniyi dusted off challenges from Cologne defenders to interrupt the impasse after capturing from shut vary.
The strike was his second objective within the Bundesliga, having beforehand scored a objective in opposition to the identical opponent throughout his mortgage stint at Mainz 05 final season.
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Awoniyi’s lead was cancelled out by Tunisia‘s Ellyes Skhiri within the thirty sixth minute however Max Kruse restored the lead with the match-winning effort within the 72nd minute, after his preliminary penalty was saved by goalkeeper Timo Horn.
The Liverpool loanee was on parade for 73 minutes earlier than he was changed by Cedric Teuchert whereas his compatriot Tolu Arokodare got here off Cologne’s bench to switch Salih Ozcan within the 83rd minute.
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The victory on the RheinEnergieStadion prolonged Union Berlin’s wonderful unbeaten run to eight matches, and so they have received three league video games in a row.
They’re now fifth within the German Bundesliga desk with 15 factors from eight matches whereas Cologne languish within the drop zone with simply three factors after the identical variety of video games.
Subsequent up, for Awoniyi and Union Berlin is a house fixture in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt on November 28.