Awoniyi ends four-game drought in Union Berlin Europa League win


Taiwo Awoniyi sealed Union Berlin’s 3-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Europa Conference League exit on Thursday.

Awoniyi found the back of the net four minutes after replacing Kevin Behrens in the 72nd minute.

Earlier in the game, goals from Andreas Voglsammer and Behrens gave the hosts a two-goal lead at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Awoniyi’s effort was his first goal since scoring against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga on August 29.

This season, the former Liverpool player has scored seven goals in 11 appearances in all competitions for Urs Fischer’s side.

Meanwhile, Thursday’s result was Union Berlin’s first victory in the Conference League group stage after suffering a 3-1 loss to Slavia Prague on September 16.

They are now third in Group E with three points after two matches, and are set to face leaders Feyenoord on October 21.

Awoniyi will be hoping to build on his rejuvenated scoring form when the Iron Ones travel to Mainz for a Bundesliga match on Sunday.

Elsewhere at Vitesse, Kamaldeen Sulemana scored the winning goal in Rennes 2-1 away against club Eredivisie.

The Ghanaian star came off the bench after the break to continue his good start to life at the Ligue 1 club.

After Serhou Guirassy equalized Rennes from a penalty kick in the 54th minute, Sulemana scored a goal in the 70th minute to bring his total to four goals after 11 matches in all competitions.

In Thessaloniki, Chuba Akpom scored PAOK’s only goal in the 1-1 draw with Slovan Bratislava on Thursday.

The loaned Middlesbrough player has scored two goals in two Europa League appearances with his first goal in the ninth minute.

A few minutes later, Andre Green canceled the goal of the Slovak visitors who shared the booty at Stadio Toumbas.

Akpom returned to the Greek Super League club in August after struggling for form in the EFL Championship.

So far this season, all of his goals for PAOK have come in the Conference League.

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