Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored the winning thing as Union Berlin recorded a narrow 1-0 palm over Koln in the Bundesliga.
Awoniyi has hit a patch of good form in recent weeks, now scoring three pretensions in five games.
The first half was a tight affair, with both brigades setting the tone for a match that would see a aggregate of six unheroic cards. Super Eagles hopeful Kingsley Ehizibue entered a unheroic card for jamming an opponent.
Union allowed they were in when Awoniyi looked to latch onto a loose ball, but Koln goalkeeper Martin Schwabe coming off his line to relieve the pressure on his side.
The stylish chance of the first half fell to Koln fullback Jonas Hector who ought to have opened the scoring, but his weak shot was fluently saved by the Union goalkeeper.
Hector wasn’t having a great game and his side paid the price for a expensive mistake. The former German transnational’s weak back pass was interdicted by Awoniyi, who calmly rolled the ball into the net to snare his 12th thing of the season.
With that thing, he has equalled Union Berlin’s record for loftiest ever league arranger in a season, with six games left to play in the season.
Awoniyi nearly seized a alternate with three twinkles left to play. After beating two protectors he fired a low shot which Schwabe was further than equal to.
This palm for Union now takes the platoon into seventh place, above Koln although, they’re near to eighth place than they’re to Hoffenheim in sixth. Awoniyi and co will travel to Hertha Berlin on April 9 in the Bundesliga.