Taiwo Awoniyi makes Bundesliga history with Union Berlin
Taiwo Awoniyi scored his 13th goal in 27 games this season and was a continuous thorn in the Frankfurt defence’s flesh. The goal makes him the first FC Union Berlin player ever to score 13 goals in the German Bundesliga.
After a fight with Frankfurt captain Hinteregger, Awoniyi outmuscled Ndicka and hammered home the game’s first goal.
Grischa Promel scored the game’s second goal just four minutes later, shocking the Frankfurt fans.
The second half failed to match the first, although Union maintained their lead and control of the game.
Awoniyi was replaced by Sven Michel in the 81st minute, after assisting his club with another three crucial points in their quest for Europe next season.
Union are now in sixth place in the Bundesliga, four points behind fifth-placed Freiburg.
Die Eisernen continue to enjoy outstanding performances from the Super Eagles striker. He scored the game-winning goal for Union Berlin in a 1-0 victory over Cologne.
Awoniyi was left out of Nigeria’s roster for the match against Ghana but didn’t let it weight him down as he led his club side to victory.
Union Berlin welcomed Cologne to the Stadion An der Alten Försterei yesterday. Having lost only one of their previous five games, Cologne were in seventh place, two points ahead of eight placed Union Berlin on the Bundesliga table.
In the first half, Cologne was limited to just five attempts on goal, all of which were unsuccessful, as the first half concluded in a goalless draw.
Urs Fischer’s men boasts one of the best defenses in Germany’s top level.
The breakthrough for Union Berlin came in the second half, when Awoniyi was rewarded for his tenacity. He capitalized on a sloppy ball from Cologne defender, Jonas Hector, to score from close range.
The lanky striker released the final ball for Juan Brunetta to fire home the opener in the 20th minute but Elias Cobbaut’s 65th-minute own goal ensured both teams share the spoils.
Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC – French Cup)
Paris FC and Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was unfortunate to be on the losing side as her team was knocked out of the Coupe de France Feminine by Fleury 91 on penalties at the Stade Charléty.
Fleury’s Ewelina Kamczyk cancelled out Gaetane Thiney’s first-half opener for the home side. After the entire regulation time, both sides were tied at 1-1.
Nnadozie saved Julie Piga’s spot-kick but it wasn’t enough to stop her side’s 4-3 loss on penalties.
Joe Aribo, Calvin Bassey, and Leon Balogun (Glasgow Rangers – Scottish Professional Football League)
The Nigerian trio played massive roles in Rangers’ narrow 1-0 win over Aberdeen at the Ibrox Stadium.
Joe Aribo was impressive in the centre attacking midfield position, creating three chances for his side in the 90 minutes.
Calvin Bassey had a quiet night at centre back, only making two tackles and winning four out of nine duels.
Leon Balogun played 31 minutes, making 2 interceptions and one clearance.
Taiwo Awoniyi (FC Union Berlin)
Taiwo Awoniyi was on the wrong side of the scoresheet, scoring an own goal in FC Union Berlin’s 1-0 German Bundesliga defeat at Wolfsburg.
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