Ex-Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi chalked up his fifth goal in all competitions this season with a superb finish Sunday as Union Berlin earned a 2-1 home win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.
The 24-year-old has now scored in each of Union’s three Bundesliga games and forged a partnership alongside Germany striker Max Kruse.
Awoniyi’s transfer from Merseyside was made permanent this summer after spending last season on spell at Union, where he managed a total of five goals.
The Nigerian rounded Gladbach’s Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer and tucked his shot into the net from a tight angle just before the break.
The visitors scored a late consolation goal when Jonas Hofmann tapped the rebound in the net after a shot by substitute Laszlo Benes was saved.
Union are eighth after their first win in three league games.