Union Berlin’s Nigerian ahead Taiwo Awoniyi (C) celebrates scoring the opening aim along with his teammates in the course of the German first division Bundesliga soccer match 1 FC Union Berlin v RB Leipzig in Berlin on December 3, 2021. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP
In-form Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi’s early aim set Union Berlin on the trail to a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig on Friday, lifting them to fourth within the German Bundesliga.
This was Awoniyi’s ninth Bundesliga aim this season whereas the consequence leaves Leipzig nonetheless in search of an away win within the league.
Ahead of the remainder of the weekend fixtures, Berlin climb to fourth on 23 factors from 14 video games.
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Awoniyi pounced on the far submit on six minutes to place Union 1-0 however Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku levelled with a speculative shot from outdoors the field that bounced over the diving keeper on 13 minutes.
Union then grabbed the winner simply earlier than the hour mark when a shot from Max Kruse was deflected off teammate Timo Baumgartl and into the aim.
Leipzig, who’re eighth within the desk, face Manchester City within the Champions League on Tuesday however their hopes of creating the final 16 are already over.
The weekend’s main conflict comes Saturday when Borussia Dortmund host Bayern Munich.
Star Bundesliga strikers Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski go head-to-head with one level between the edges.
Haaland has scored 10 Bundesliga targets for Dortmund up to now this season whereas Lewandowski has 14 targets for Bayern.