On-loan Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored his maiden goal for Union Berlin since joining them in the summer to help the Bundesliga side to a fine 2-1 win at Cologne on Sunday evening.
It took the former Nigeria U23 international twenty-seven minutes into the encounter to get the better of the home side’s centre backs and shoot past goalkeeper Horn to break the deadlock.
Max Kruse netted the winning goal for the visitors with twenty minutes left of play, smashing in the rebound after his penalty after Shkiri had earlier equalised for the hosts.
Nigerian youngster Tolu Arokodare came on for Cologne’s Salih Özcan in the 83rd minute but his introduction couldn’t salvage a point for the struggling Billy Goats.
In the Danish Super Liga, Nigeria international Frank Onyeka was the best player on the park by some distance, scoring and providing an assist to inspire Midtjylland to an excellent 2-1 win at AGF also on Sunday.
Onyeka, who pulled out of the Nigeria squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone this month, citing an undisclosed injury, opened the scoring just before the hour-mark.
The Super Eagles midfielder pounced on a loose ball in the box and smashed the ball in the bottom left corner to give Midtjylland the lead.
Ten minutes before half time, Onyeka was at it again, showing good physical strength to steal the ball off an AGF player before passing to Sory Kaba made it 2-0 to the visitors.
Mortensen, though, halved the deficit for the hosts from the penalty spot midway through the second half.
In the Netherlands, Tyronne Ebuehi saw every minute of action as FC Twente held title hopefuls PSV Eindhoven to a thrilling 1-1 draw at the De Grolsch Veste in an Eredivisie game week nine faceoff.
Donyell Malen got PSV to a brilliant start, scoring after just eight minutes into the game but Danilo’s penalty after the hour-mark earned the hosts a share of the spoils.