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The Nigerian forward recorded his second straight goal for the Iron Ones to help his team overtake Edin Terzic’s men
Taiwo Awoniyi found the back of the net in Union Berlin’s 2-1 win over Youssoufa Moukoko’s Borussia Dortmund in Friday’s Bundesliga game.
Awoniyi teamed up with the Stadion Alte Foersterei team in the summer on a one-season loan from Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Nigerian forward secured his eighth league start and took the opportunity to score his second straight goal for the Iron Ones.
Cameroonian forward Moukoko also opened his scoring tally for the Blacks and Yellows, becoming the youngest scorer in the division.
Awoniyi put Union Berlin ahead in the 57th minute following an assist from Grischa Proemel after both sides failed to break the deadlock in the first half.
Moukoko then leveled the procedure three minutes later after receiving a timely assist from Raphael Guerreiro.
Marvin Friedric then sealed the win in the 78th minute to help Union Berlin rebound after a four-game winless streak.
Awoniyi participated for 86 minutes before being replaced by Akaki Gogia while Moukoko played throughout the game.
With the result, Union Berlin moved to fifth place in the Bundesliga table after accumulating 21 points from 13 games.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, fell to fourth place with 21 points from the same number of games.
Awoniyi has scored four goals and provided an assist in 11 appearances for Union Berlin since joining the club.
The forward will look forward to continuing his impressive form in front of goal when his team face Paderborn in a DFB Pokal tie on December 22.
Awoniyi has represented Nigeria in the U17, U20 and U23 categories, but has yet to get a chance to be part of the Super Eagles.
The forward recently revealed that he will continue to do his best for his club while waiting to be called up for the national team.