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Soccer News of Tuesday, 23 November 2021


Awoniyi sets personal goal scoring record

Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi Union Berlin striker, Taiwo Awoniyi

Taiwo Awoniyi continues to enjoy his permanent move to Union Berlin and last Saturday at a full and bustling Stadion An der Alten Foersterei where he led Union to a 2-0 win over their city rivals, Hertha.

Awoniyi pounced on a defensive mistake in the eighth minute to give Union the lead, which they never relinquished.

It was Awoniyi’s eighth league goal in 12 Bundesliga appearances and his highest ever in any top-flight European league.

His best tally before Saturday was the seven goals he scored for Excel Mouscron in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons in Belgium and he also became the only player in Union history to have scored eight goals in the Bundesliga.

This was the first time the Berlin derby was played in the Bundesliga before a stadium full of fans.

Awoniyi was on the pitch for 82 minutes before he was subbed off for Sheraldo Becker.