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Bundesliga: Awoniyi’s Brace Sinks Bochum, Akpoguma Suffers Heavy Defeat With Hoffenheim

Bundesliga: Awoniyi’s Brace Sinks Bochum, Akpoguma Suffers Heavy Defeat With Hoffenheim

Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice as Union Berlin sealed qualification to the UEFA Europa League following a 3-2 win against Bochum, reports Complete sports.com.

Grischa Promel put Union Berlin ahead in the fifth minute.


Awoniyi doubled the advantage from the penalty spot in the 25th minute.

The visitors however rallied back with Simon Zoller reducing the deficit 10 minutes after the break.

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Eduard Löwen equalised for Bochum in the 79th minute.

Awoniyi however netted the winning goal two minutes from time.

The Nigeria international scored 14 goals in 31 league appearances for Union Berlin during the campaign.

Union Berlin finished the campaign in fifth position , with 57 points from 34 games.

At the.Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK, Kevin Akpoguma was in action in Hoffenheim’s 5-1 defeat to Borussia Monchegladbach.

Akpoguma.was replaced by Ermin Bicakcic four minutes from time.

The 27-year-old scored twice in 26 league appearances for Hoffenheim during the campaign.

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  • Shuma 1 year ago

    In the game union against eintracht the commentator said about Awoniyi ” Union in front in the 17th minute thanks to some ruthless and muscular center forward play.” When you see him about to score, he fights off defenders, pushes them off, cant be easily brought down. He is physical and athletic. He doesn’t rush his shot, shoot in a haste when he sees the opposition coming like some players do. He now scored his 15 league goal, when last year on loan he scored around 7. Made union berlin qualify for the europa league, not even europa league playoffs. He is not like most Nigerian players who make dumb career decisions and move backwards. This guy is all about hard work. 

  • Ignatius Abo 1 year ago

    Well said Brodaman. Awoniyi is a player we have been praying for. Unlike Osihmen, he does not take useless bicycle kicks. Awoniyi is going back to Liverpool to win the champions league. Heaven bless Awoniyi and all the deserving Super Eagles players. Lolzzzz Za Za Za Za

    • Golden Child 1 year ago

      @Ignatius Abo, “Useless Bicycle”, this had me laughing.

  • Larry 1 year ago

    Awoniyi has really come of age!!
    20 goals in top grade matches in in a season!!
    Became his club record goal scorer in the Bundesliga
    Helped his lowly rated club secure Europa league!!
    His power play, attacking instinct and team work-ethics are great propositions for any right thinking coach.

    We lost the Wcup ticket to epotism, tribalism and corruption.
    Eguzero needs to be disengaged from all national team duties.
    A normal organization will never allow Eguzero to be part of football management at any level.
    I hope Finidi and his crew find the right balance for the team. For now, Osi, Awo and Desser are the top strikers for the team. These trio have demonstrated their capabilities in top grade matches.

    • Golden Child 1 year ago

      The fact that he is still strutting his stuff @ the Technical Director office leaves one bewildered.

    • Golden Child 1 year ago

      @Larry, Nigeria currently has 4 quality strikers at her disposal. Osimhen, Sadiq Umar, Dessers & Awoniyi. Talk about being spoilt for choice. Get us a proper coach not these one trick ponies.

  • Larry 1 year ago

    @Golden Child, that’s correct. No doubts about Sadiq talent and quality. Hopefully, he gets an opportunity into prove his worth in top European league next season.