The Liverpool loanee made his fourth league start and 11th appearance in Mainz stunning win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon
Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, was in action as Mainz boosted their Bundesliga survival hopes with a surprise 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena.
Mainz manager, Achim Beierlorzer, handed Awoniyi a rare league start and he played his role as Mainz scored in either half to secure an unlikely win.
Moussa Niakhate’s 43rd-minute strike put Die Nullfünfer before Pierre Kunde’s goal 13 minutes from time made the scoreline safe.
Although he did not score, Awoniyi was a handful for Frankfurt defender’s, and he will be delighted with his performance.
The former Golden Eaglets star who is on loan at Mainz has endured a difficult campaign, but he is enjoying more game time since the Bundesliga resumed from the coronavirus enforced break.
He scored his first Bundesliga goal in Mainz first game after the break, and Saturday’s game was his 11th league appearance of the season with five of those coming after the league resumed.
Mainz sit in 15th place with 31 points, three points clear of Fortuna Dusseldorf who occupy the final relegation spot.