Awoniyi’s help Union Berlin secure Conference League group stage spot

The Nigerian striker was not on target but helped his side secure a spot in the Uefa Europa Conference League group stages

Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi helped Union Berlin seal their spot in the UEFA Conference League group stage following a goalless draw against KuPS.

The Nigerian has been involved in five of the eight goals that Union Berlin have scored this season, but he was denied today.

Die Eisernen brought a four-goal lead from the first leg after they crushed KuPS in Finland, with Awoniyi scoring twice on that day.

Overturning the goal deficit was going to be a difficult one for KuPS. Still, Union Berlin coach Urs Fischer fielded a strong side for the game.

The German side controlled the game, having the lion share of possession, but could not find the back of the net.

They had eight shots on target, a sharp contrast to KuPS’ three. However, Johannes Kreidl was brilliant in goal as he denied the home side every time he was called to duty.

Awoniyi was taken off in the 59th minute and was replaced by Voglsammer, but by that time, he had done enough to seal Union’s place in the group stages of the Conference League.

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