Nigerian descent Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee on target as Augsburg ended their poor run to stun Schalke 04 3-0 away game, while Ademola Lookman subbed on, Taiwo Awoniyi fires blank in Mainz 5-0 home defeat RB Leipzig on Sunday.

Going into the game against Schalke, Augsburg had lost their last four games but Sarenren-Bazee, it was his first goal in four league appearances for German club this season.

Eduard Loewen opened the scoring for Augsburg in the sixth minute while Sarenren-Bazee netted in the 76th minute to double Augsburg lead before Sergio Cordova made it 3-0 in the 91st minute.

The win move Augsburg to 12th position on 30 points, seven points away from the relegation play-off spot, in the league table.

Nigerian striker Awoniyi could not replicate his scoring feat last weekend following Mainz 5-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Just like last weekend, Awoniyi came off the bench but could not help his team from the heavy defeat in the hands of Leipzig.

The Liverpool on loan player was brought on in the 61st minute of the game.

Also in action was England-born Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman, who came on 70 minutes for his seventh league outing.

A hat-trick from Timo Werner in the 11th, 48th and 75th minutes and a goal each from Yusuf Poulsen (23rd minute) and Marcel Sabitzer (36th minute), earned Leipzig the big win.

Mainz are now 15th on 27 points and are just three points above the relegation play-off position on the log.

For Leipzig, the move up to third place on 54 points and are seven points away from leaders Bayern Munich.

On Friday, Nigerian Federation target Jordan Torunarigha started and was in action for 90 minutes as Hertha BSC thrashed Anthony Ujah’s Union Berlin 4-0 in the Berlin derby at the Olympiastadion.


Second-half goals from Vedad Ibisevic, Dodi Lukebakio, Matheus Cunha and Dedryck Boyata gave Hertha a comprehensive win.

Nigeria international Anthony Ujah was introduced off the bench for the visitors 12 minutes after the restart. Teammate Suleiman Abdullahi did not make the matchday squad.

Let’s go to Benteler-Arena for the game between SC Paderborn and Hoffenheim. It ended one goal apiece.

Robert Skov on 4 minutes broke the deadlock for the visitors but the lead lasted only five minutes with SC Paderborn’s Dennis Srbeny restoring parity.

While Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins logged ninety minutes, former Germany U20 skipper Kevin Akpoguma watched proceedings from the bench for the entirety of the game.

In the evening kickoff, Netherlands U19 international Joshua Zirkzee is on the bench for Bayern Munich in the ongoing game vs Eintracht Frankfurt. The champions lead 1-0 courtesy of Leon Goretzka’s 17th-minute goal.

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