Berlin - Austrian international Rubin Okotie took his season’s tally into double digits as 1860 Munich picked up a convincing 4-1 win over 1. FC Union Berlin to move above their hosts in the standings and five points clear of the foot of the table.

Though Union assumed control of proceedings early on, it was Daniel Adlung who broke the deadlock for the visitors by putting the finishing touches on a clinical counter-attack. With Berlin’s backline at sixes and sevens, Okotie extended the Lions’ lead before the break, finding a pocket of space before rolling the ball beyond the returning Daniel Haas and into the bottom corner.

A frantic start to the second half saw Okotie grab his tenth goal of the season within 60 seconds of the restart, as he produced a delightful chip to move joint-top of the goalscoring charts before Valdet Rama added a fourth less than three minutes later.

Union were shell-shocked, but responded through Sebastian Polter in the 51st minute and would have reduced the arrears further were it not for Stefan Ortega, who saved Christopher Quiring’s penalty just past the hour-mark and made a string of top-class stops to clinch a morale-boosting second straight away win for his side.

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