Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has finally opened his goal-scoring account with his new German club Union Berlin 

Awoniyi scored his first goal for Union Berlin in their 2-1 win over Cologne in a Bundesliga encounter on Sunday.

The goal for the Nigerian striker is coming after five games in the German top-flight this season.


Awoniyi is on another season-long loan in Berlin from Premier League champions Liverpool.

The much-awaited moment for the Liverpool loanee came three minutes before the half hour-mark as Awoniyi held off challenges from Cologne defenders to break the deadlock after shooting from close range.

The strike was his second goal in the Bundesliga, having previously scored a goal against the same opponent during his loan stint at Mainz 05 last season.

Having finally gotten off the mark with his maiden goal, Awoniyi will hope for more even as Union Berlin’s fine unbeaten run has now stretched to eight matches.

They have won three league games in a row.

Union Berlin are occupying the fifth spot on the Bundesliga table with 15 points from eight matches.

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