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Taiwo Awoniyi: Is another record about to tumble this weekend?

Unsurprisingly, the previous Liverpool frontman netted but another strike in Union Berlin’s 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach final day out which implies he’s scored or assisted in all however one aggressive recreation since becoming a member of the Berlin outfit completely.

In the Bundesliga, his three league targets — a objective in every fixture — has put the West African inside a recreation of matching a notable membership feat, a goal he’ll have going into this weekend’s conflict with Augsburg.

Max Kruse — a present teammate of Awoniyi — netted in 4 successive video games within the Autumn of 2020, turning into the primary participant to set that record representing Union. If the Nigerian scores on Saturday, he matches the 33-year-old’s achievement and can have his sights set on even being the only holder of the accomplishment.

Augsburg boss Markus Weinzierl has revealed the problems his group face in conserving the Union forwards quiet this weekend.

“You play internationally, that speaks for the standard and with Taiwo Awoniyi and Max Kruse you’ve got two superb strikers,” Weinzierl mentioned as quoted by “They usually make the distinction; they’ve to be taken out of the sport. “

The tactician additional admitted his aspect will face a tall order to comprise the 2 since he has a depleted defence heading into the fixture.

“We have already got issues, particularly in central defence. With Jeff [Gouweleeuw] and Felix Uduokhai we’ve got two huge query marks the place we do not know whether or not one in every of them or each can play,” Weinzierl continued.

“Unfortunately, Fredrik Winther returned with a fever on Wednesday (U21 Denmark), which makes issues much more tough. And so, a zone turns into an issue zone.

Tobi Strobl can also be nonetheless out of coaching and can in all probability not be out there. So, we should take a look at how we arrange the central defence.

“Unfortunately, in Alfred Finnbogason we’ve got a participant who has issues from the sport in opposition to Heidenheim. He performed once more comparatively early and now has issues together with his Achilles tendon. We have to wait and see.”

In a way, you sense Awoniyi will likely be licking his lips heading this gameweek, although the two-week interlude got here at a nasty time. The in-form frontman and his teammates are in a wealthy vein of kind after an unbeaten begin to the season, though the Iron Ones have secured just one win.

Having mentioned that, their kind at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei, which stands at 18 with out defeat, bodes effectively earlier than this assembly with Augsburg. Only Bayern Munich (29 with out dropping) and Eintracht Frankfurt (20) have higher ongoing runs at dwelling, and the challenges going through this weekend’s guests ought to encourage the house aspect.

However, this weekend’s guests had been the final group to defeat Union on their turf (3-1 in September 2020), in order that defeat about a 12 months in the past should still play on the thoughts of the Iron Ones. Equally struggling defeats in each clashes final season means Die Eisernen have to be cautious earlier than the primary whistle.

Regardless, with the red-hot Awoniyi firing and eyeing a membership record, the Berlin outfit don’t have anything to concern!

Seye Omidiora is a passionate soccer author and pundit whose deep appreciation for the gorgeous recreation exceeds the same old. He is presently a columnist for Goal Africa and has beforehand written for Vital Football UK, IBCity Info and Opera News.

Pulse Contributors is an initiative to spotlight various journalistic voices. Pulse Contributors don’t symbolize the corporate Pulse and contribute on their very own behalf.


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