Onuachu Hits Double Figures, Awoniyi Off The Mark For Union Berlin

Taiwo Awoniyi Becomes First Nigerian To Score In Major League As Covid-19 Suspension Lifts

Paul Onuachu continued his red-hot form in front of goal for Genk as they came from behind to beat Royal Excel Mouscron at the Luminus Arena in the Belgian Jupiler League on Sunday.

The Super Eagles striker has now hit double figures for the season after bagging a goal in the 4-1 victory over the visitors.

Royal Excel Mouscron, rock bottom in the league and without a win all season, shocked the hosts by taking the lead against the run of play in the 34th minute through Nuno Da Costa.

But their lead didn’t last the half as Junya Ito levelled on the stroke of half-time before Genk restored the natural order with three unreplied goals after the interval.

Theo Bongonda put the home side ahead in the 55th minute and Onuachu extended their advantage eight minutes later before Bongonda added a second and Genk’s fourth in the 81st minute.

Onuachu came off for international teammate, Cyriel Dessers with three minutes of normal time left.

The win lifts Genk to third in the table with 25 points, one point behind leaders, Club Brugge.

Meanwhile, over in Germany, Nigerian U23 international Taiwo Awoniyi opened his account for Union Berlin as they grabbed a 2-1 win at Kingsley Ehizibue’s FC Cologne in the Bundesliga.

Awoniyi, on loan from Liverpool, had failed to score in his first five appearances for Union but opened scoring in the 27th minute to give the visitors the lead.

Ellyes Skhiri drew the hosts level in the 36th minute but Max Kruse won it for the visitors in the 72nd minute, tapping home the rebound after his initial penalty was saved.

Awoniyi was withdrawn in the 73rd minute for Cedric Teuchert, six minutes before Ehizibue came on for the hosts.

Union move up to to fifth on the log with 15 points, two off the Champions League places while Cologne remain mired in relegation waters in 17th place with three points.