FC1 Union Berlin of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi was again on song for the club he joined last summer, as the lad who played for SSV Mainz in the past season nodded home a crucial effort that took his goals tally to three in the current campaign.
Megasportsaena.com reports that Awoniyi’s latest goal came on Tuesday night, as he helped his side eke out a 2-2 draw away to more fancied VfB Suttgart.
The former youth international stuck with a classy header in the stalemate at Stuttgart, with his third goal of the seasonhelping The Iron Ones pick a point against The Reds in Tuesday’s Bundesliga outing.
The Iron Ones seem to be heading for a famous away win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, but the hosts clawed back in the closing stages of the game to ensure the points were shared.
Still fresh from Saturday’s 1-1 draw versus reigning European champions Bayern Munich, Urs Fischer’s side got off to a flying start against red-hot Stuttgart by taking a fourth-minute lead.
Following a harsh tackle from Konstantinos Mavropanos on a Union Berlin player that attracted a caution from referee Sascha Stegemann, the visitors were awarded a free-kick which was taken by Christopher Trimmel and headed home by Marvin Friedrich.
Stuttgart came out stronger after the deficit, however, their major undoing was their failure to convert the goalscoring opportunities that they created.
However, their chances of picking all maximum points suffered a massive setback as Awoniyi put the visitors two goals ahead.
Left unmarked in the hosts’ goal area, the on-loan Liverpool forward scored from a difficult position as he leaped high to connect with a cross from Christopher Lenz to send the ball sailing inside the right of Gregor Kobel’s post.
The comeback was complete in the closing stages with Kalajdzic completing his double with a cool finish as Union Berlin’s defenders fumbled Daniel Didavi’s cross.
Awoniyi was in action from start to finish for his side whereas his compatriot Anthony Ujah was not selected for the encounter.