Taiwo Awoniyi scores as 2nd half substitute as Mainz draw 2-2 with Koln

Taiwo Awoniyi scores as 2nd half substitute as Mainz draw 2-2 with Koln

- Taiwo Awoniyi scored as a second half substitute to help Mainz earn a 2-2 draw with FC Koln

- It was the Nigerian international's first goal since he joined the Bundesliga side on loan from Liverpool

- Mainz are now four points from safety with nine matches left to end the season

Taiwo Awoniyi has scored his first goal of the season as Mainz came back from a two-goal deficit to draw at FC Koln.

The Bundesliga season after over a two-month break due to the global pandemic as matchday 26 matches were played across all centers in Germany.

Koln took the lead from the penalty spot after just six minutes from Mark Uth to put the home side on the advantage.

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Florian Kainz then doubled the lead in the 53rd minute as Koln were 2-0 up and looking to earn all three points.

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But Nigerian U-23 international came in the 56th minute for Korean winger Won Ji to add more attacking options for Achim Beierlorzer's side.

And five minutes later, Awoniyi was at the end of a well-worked goal from his teammates as he tapped in from close range from a Bote Baku's low cross from the right.

The comeback was complete in the 72nd minute as Pierre Kunde leveled matter from a Jerry St. Juste's assist as it ended 2-2 at the empty RheinEnergieSTADION.

Mainz are now four points above the relegation zone and Koln maintained tenth position with nine matches left to play.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Moses has revealed that his favourite manager remains former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, the former Nigerian international outlines how his career has blossomed over the years under the Italian manager at Stamford Bridge and at Inter Milan.

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“I have played under a lot of managers and I’ve loved every single one of them. The most important one was Antonio Conte.

"At Chelsea he just came in and changed everything. He is an amazing man; he totally changed my game to be honest. He gave me that fighting spirit to believe in myself and to enjoy my football same time. And then when he came that first season, we won the league, the following season we won the FA Cup.”

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