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BUNDESLIGA: Awoniyi Bags 3rd League Goal As Union Berlin Edge Monchengladbach

BUNDESLIGA: Awoniyi Bags 3rd League Goal As Union Berlin Edge Monchengladbach 

In-form striker Taiwo Awoniyi netted his third goal of the Bundesliga season as Union Berlin edged Monchengladbach 2-1 on Sunday to record their first win of the new campaign, Completesports.com reports.

Awoniyi has now scored a goal in each of Union Berlin’s opening three games in the league.


Also, he has scored five goals in six appearances in all competitions for his side so far this season.

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The 24-year-old got Union Berlin’s second goal in the 40th minute after Niko Giesselmann opened the scoring on 22 minutes.

Monchengladbach pulled a goal back through Jonas Hofmann in one minute of added time.

Sunday’s win took Union Berlin to eight position on five points in the league table after three games played.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Good one Awoniyi, your building quite a reputation for yourself this season. Very soon you will both respected and feared by bundesliga teams if you keep up this form.
    Dont relent, keep up the good work

  • JimmyBall 4 weeks ago

    About Awoniyi… Shame go soon catch those in charge wey no the take this fellow serious. 3goals in 3games… Way to go Taiwo.

  • Awoniyi has really improve his finishing and hold up play…..he has also built himself up physically together with his technical ability all these will make him register double figures of goals in the Bundesliga this season….. Awoniyi has become a man.

  • Awoniyi left Liverpool to be the main man. After he came back from injury of torn muscle in his leg he scored 5 in the last 7 games, he is really good during 1v1 plays. He was a substitute for an injured player in the beginning, he is now a starter in the German league, Germany knows how to recruit players especially having an interest in African players. He would never made it to the starting team in Liverpool, not even the bench since the team is stacked, he made a smart move.

    German league is 4th in uefa ranking, better than going to a relegated team like fulham, west brom and etc in premier league when he brought union berlin to 7th place in bundesliga for europa conference league where he scored 2 goals, he is working hard, Liverpool signed him for a reason. Since he is now a starter he has to score goals.

    Awoniyi doesn’t even have to play for the super eagles, a corrupted and thief of a team. Its an Igbo team, at least half of the players are Igbo, so Awoniyi wont make it. The recruitment of the team is sketchy, people here will not pay attention or will hate especially since its a Yoruba player. I just want to see outcasts do well.

    • It’s ignorant fools like u who cause problems in this country. What has tribe got to do with this? He is Nigerian like the rest of the boys in the team now.is genot rohr an Igbo man?
      Why can’t you just be objective. Football is like that , only 11 can play at a time. Thier will always be amazing talents who can’t make the team. It’s up to the coaches.

    • How I wish you didn’t add the last paragraph. It says everything about you.

    • Mr. Nice 4 weeks ago

      Thank God the coach is a foreigner, who obviously values merit over quota system that has practically destroyed everything in Nigeria, the last u17 world cup team now popularly known as the sambisa team was coached by Garba and we saw the woeful disaster that the team suffered because some people out of jealousy decided to impose a full quota system in a national team, thank God that plan didn’t work out for them by now who knows what our dear super eagles team would have looked like!

    • Footballfanatic 4 weeks ago

      Who is this imbecile that sounds like he just got released from a mental asylum. The post was making sense till the the ending and I was like wtf? Common man people like you are the reasons for backwardness as individuals in our country.

    • Oralivato 3 weeks ago

      I can see you aren’t schooled at all,none of what you’ve just said makes any meaning.
      I think you should try to be more constructive in your write ups for easy assimilation.that can only be achieved if you go back to school..

    • MAJOR HILLS 3 weeks ago

      You are a problem to your past and future Generation, dogs on the street are better than you, vultures deserve better than you, give your body to another, you don’t deserve it

    • Its the truth, complete sports is mostly full of igbo bigots. When somebody points it out they get upset. I am very aware of the comment section, especially when its Awoniyi. When he scored at the ending of the season a lot of people commenting ” so what, he only scored in a few games. He is overrated. He will never make it.”

      Especially this, just copied and pasted from previous article. “You guys are funny o because he scored in 3 matches in a row so he has become “tight baller” another one said he was “wanted all over Europe”? y’all should calm down….Awoniyi was obviously on a purple patch before the injury but it wasn’t as if he was banging goals before the injury, he barely scored 5 goals in over 20 matches.” And then people go on youtube for clips of igbo players that nobody checks daily to overshadow non igbo players.

      I guarantee you nobody here watches him play, just come for the score line. Union Berlin a team three seasons ago were at second tier and finished 11th place 2 seasons and now finish 7th in the recent season. He was getting interest everywhere, from celtic, rangers, Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and premier league clubs. He got an award for his efforts, I never seen a loaned player get that type of appreciation before. A man coming straight for Nigeria to Liverpool, a top english club, I rarely ever see that happening. The scouts saw something in him that bigots here dont want to admit

  • Ayphillydegreat 4 weeks ago

    He has truly come of age this is why it’s always the best to have developmental strategies for truly young talents. Awoniyi, Iheanacho, Ndidi Chukwueze, Osimhen, Including Kingsley Micheal and Mose Simon all came through the Nigeria U13 championships. Now in their early to mid 20s they are beginning to show their potentials because they were truly young. I don’t know why the NFF stopped that program. I remember a certain Macaulay Chrisantus during the days of yore whose potentials diminished before he could even turn 23 football age-wise Lmao!! Awoniyi’s upper body strength is very suitable against physical African oppositions. In all honesty I think he will be an upgrade to Onuachu if he continues this form. If all maintains their fitness between now and the AFCON I will love to see an experiment of Osimhen, Iheanacho and Awoniyi front three in one of our next qualifiers. Awoniyi will surely be called up to the SuperEagles anytime soon.

    • Greenturf 4 weeks ago

      And he sure will take his chance

    • Sean T 3 weeks ago

      @Ayphillydegreat Boss wetin happen u won kill una opponent. That combo go mad o. Osimhen, Awoniyi & inform Ihaenacho.Lol

  • Abdul handsy 4 weeks ago

    Congratulations to you Awoniyi! Keep up the good Job. Liverpool will forever regret for letting you go after these many years.

  • OmoEsan 4 weeks ago

    Right from his days in Nigeria’s U17 & U20 team, Taiwo has always shown the stuff he’s made of, a complete striker if you ask me, reason why Liverpool quickly grabbed him when other clubs seem not to have noticed his potentials. Liverpool will note dole out €400,000 to a Nigerian academy for nothing, they sure know what they paid for.

    Taiwo’s early years in Europe was rough, with stints in Holland and the German Bundesliga 2, but once he settled in Belgium there was no looking back.

    He has been consistent but the majority of us just did not take note of his performances, especially in the last three seasons. Taiwo hit double figures (10 to be precise) at Mouscron in 2018, spent time on the bench with Genk in the first half of 2019/2020 season before returning on loan to Mouscron for a second stint where he scored another 10 goals featuring only in the second half of the season. This was the period he scored consistently in 6 or 7 games on the bounce. Taiwo is that guy that saved Mouscron from relegation twice in two consecutive seasons.

    Whenever Taiwo hits that scoring form, he keeps scoring until injury slows him down. Yes, he did it twice in Belgium, once in the German Bundesliga and he’s doing it again at the moment.

    I must not forget to talk about the agency managing Taiwo’s affairs along with the effort of the management of Liverpool FC that managed him until recently. They ensured Taiwo was playing consistently and in the right league. When he was warming the bench at Genk, they wasted no time in getting him out of Genk into Mouscron where playing time was assured. He warmed the bench again at Mainz in his first attempt in the Bundesliga, a tougher league, and again his managers wasted no time in getting him out of Mainz, cuz they know his potential is such that shouldn’t be an alternative but a starter.

    Once again he’s in that rich vein of form and I hope he keeps it up.

    It is interesting times in the SE. With Sadiq, Onuachu & Moffi as his direct competitors(Osimhen remains No 1), I dare say that but for GR’s intention of not bringing in new guys at the moment, Taiwo has an edge over others, having proved himself consistently in a top league.

    If Taiwo continues this way (which is most likely), playing for SE will very soon not be a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’.

    Observers are still watching.

    • Brilliant dossier on Sunday Awoniyi.

      Thank you this brilliant contribution on Taiwo Awoniyi.

      Last I saw his training with the Mane and Keita at Liverpool during the preseason, I could see a well built and physically imposing striker ready to take on the season with great spirit. His quality is never in doubt, because I believe he’s paid his dues over the last couple of seasons with stints at different clubs and leagues which I believe have prepared him for this big stage – Bundesliga at Union Berlin. And one is confident that with consistency, focus and dedication he’ll surely attain top marks this season.

      • OmoEsan 3 weeks ago

        @Fideleny, thank you for the compliments.
        You’re highly appreciated.

  • @ Alfa why are you doing this na???

  • Complete Sports is an embarrassment, how can a commenter make hate-comments against a whole tribe and yet CSN cannot delete the hateful comments/place a ban on his email….after many years CSN doesn’t want improve

  • Tunsak 3 weeks ago

    Who is this Ezekiel Henty that is painting Slovakia with goals? Got a hattrick for Slovan Bratislava today in their 4-0 rout of their opponents. He similarly scored a goal last week in the Europa cup playoff. The club dropped from the UCL and Europa and will be competing in the novel UEFA Conference league. In the squad is also a certain Rabiu Ibrahim that was tipped to be the new Jay Jay Okocha after then won the U-17 in Korea in 2001. He is now 30 I guess.

  • It feels one with great optimism that Taiwo Awoniyi would make a milestone in the Bundesliga, this season barring any injuries following his remarkable goal scoring form. Nothing lifts the spirit of a forward more than goal scoring; it imbues you with so much confidence into evey game with heads high and shoulders raised. We noticed this with our darling Iheanacho last season with Leicester, when he found his goal scoring form after quite a long time in the limbo. But like a river, he sprang to life pouring in the goals game after game.

    With Osimhen, Iheanacho and Awoniyi not forgetting the likes of Onuachu and Dennis, it fills one with great cheer and confidence that Nigeria has the supply of quality personnel upfront to go into the rounds of the world cup qualifying matches with eye on the top spot.

    Keep scoring guys, Keep winning!