Super Eagles Star Scores for 7th Consecutive Game as he Rescues Club in Cup Game

Super Eagles Star Scores for 7th Consecutive Game as he Rescues Club in Cup Game

  • Taiwo Awoniyi scored in Union Berlin's 3-1 win over Waldhof Manheim in the German Cup second round tie
  • The 23-year-old came in as a second-half substitute to net an extra-time goal which put his side in the lead for the first time in the match
  • The Super Eagles striker has now scored 12 goals in all competitions as well as seven strikes in consecutive games

Taiwo Awoniyo came in as a second-half substitute to inspire Union Berlin to a 3-1 Second Round Cup win over Waldhof Manheim, Goal, Fan Nation.

The Super Eagles striker has now scored in seven consecutive matches for the Bundesliga side as they progress to the next stage.

Summary of the game

Alexander Rossipal had put Manheim ahead in the fourth minute before Kevin Behrens equalized four minutes before half-time.

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Awoniyi scores in 7th straight game
Taiwo Awonyi came from the bench to score an extra time goal for Union Berlin in their German Cup tie against Mannheim. Photo by Alex Grimm
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Awoniyi came on for Sheraldo Becker with less than 20 minutes left to play but the score remained 1-1 as the match was sent into extra time.

Two minutes into extra time the two-capped Nigerian international struck Grischa Promel's assist to make it 2-1.

Behrens completed his brace in the game as he put the match beyond doubt with two minutes left to play to make it 3-1.

Urs Fischer's side have now booked their place in the quarter-finals of the German Cup and will be confident going into their Bundesliga fixture against Bayern Munich at the weekend.

Union Berlin currently occupy fifth position on the league standings with Awoniyi the club's top leading goalscorer in all competitions with 12 strikes.

Lawal supports Ighalo's return to the national team

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Garba Lawal has stated that retired Nigerian international Odion Ighalo is still relevant to the Super Eagles, AOI Football.

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The 32-year-old who currently plies his trade with Saudi Arabian out Al-Shabab has been in good scoring form for his side in the new season, scoring eight goals in nine matches.

The former Man United striker called it quits after Nigeria came third at the AFCON 2019 tournament and was named the top marksman of the competition with five goals.

Bayern Munich plan huge summer transfer move for Osimhen

Legit.ng also reported that it has been no surprise that top European clubs have been linked with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen following his goalscoring form, Complete Sports, The Hard Tackle.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are the latest among the top clubs battling to sign the Nigerian international.

According to reports from Spanish news media outlet AS, the German champions could offer €100million for the Super Eagles forward.

Source: Legit

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