Category: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang nets winner as Dortmund labor

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top-scorer, claimed his 23rd goal in as many league games as Borussia Dortmund laboured to a 1-0 home win over strugglers Ingolstadt on Friday. Aubameyang’s first-half winner was his 30th goal in all competitions for Dortmund this season. Borussia remain third in the table, narrowing the gap behind RB Leipzig to three points, but 13 adrift of runaway leaders Bayern Munich. Borussia, who have drawn Monaco in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, were missing a host of stars, but there was no disguising a poor display.  Ingolstadt, who enjoyed 14 shots ... Read more

Dortmund boss expects Aubameyang to stay… for now

Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says he expects star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to remain with the Bundesliga giants, for now. The Gabon hot-shot has hit 28 goals this season, including the hat-trick against Benfica on Wednesday which fired Dortmund into the Champions League’s quarter-finals. He has scored seven goals in three games prior to Saturday’s league match at Hertha Berlin. The 27-year-old has a contract with Dortmund until 2020, but admitted in January that he is considering leaving in June to take ‘the next step’ in his career. He has made no secret he wants to eventually ... Read more

Dortmund can name price for ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he had a point to prove after scoring his first Champions League hat-trick, but it leaves Borussia Dortmund wondering how long they can keep him. The Gabon striker’s three goals against Benfica in Dortmund on Wednesday sealed a 4-1 aggregate last 16 win and capped a man-of-the-match display. The performance redeemed his first-leg howler when he missed four clear chances in a 1-0 defeat. Three weeks ago in Lisbon, Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hauled Aubameyang off after his star missed a second-half penalty in a miserable first-leg display. But the hot-shot was all ... Read more

Head coach Tuchel hails Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals. Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season. The result saw Dortmund win 4-1 on aggregate after their 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month. “It was a sensational performance,” enthused Dortmund coach Tuchel. “I love goals like his first one, because they need such good timing and Auba is always where he needs to ... Read more

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel hailed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s ‘sensational’ hat-trick after Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 romp at home to Benfica saw the Germans steamroll their way into the Champions League quarter-finals. Aubameyang has now scored seven times in his last three games and has seven Champions League goals in as many matches this season. The result saw Dortmund win 4-1 on aggregate after their 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month. “It was a sensational performance,” enthused Dortmund coach Tuchel. “I love goals like his first one, because they need such good timing and Auba is always where he needs to ... Read more

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his Champions League shocker for Borussia Dortmund against Benfica was down to a loss of fitness due to the Africa Cup of Nations. The 27-year-old Gabon striker was hauled off on Tuesday moments after missing a penalty in the 1-0 last 16 first-leg defeat in Lisbon. It was one of four clear chances spurned by Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top scorer with 17 goals. “I missed out on some fitness work (with Dortmund) because of the Africa Cup and I have to admit, I am a bit tired,” Aubameyang told German daily Bild. Benfica goalkeeper ... Read more

Aubameyang strike helps Bayern extend lead

Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted his 17th Bundesliga goal of the season Saturday as Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 win over flu-hit RB Leipzig left Bayern Munich four points clear at the top. Aubameyang remains two goals ahead of Bayern hot-shot Robert Lewandowski in the race to be the German league’s top scorer thanks to his superb first-half winner. The Gabon striker headed home after teenage French winger Ousmane Dembele ghosted past two RB defenders down the right wing and crossed for Aubameyang to head home unmarked on 35 minutes. Leipzig made Dortmund work for the win as Germany winger Marco ... Read more

Aubameyang told to cut out Dortmund exit talk

Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have ordered star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to button it after repeatedly saying that he may leave at the end of the season. “We spoke briefly and I advised him to give less interviews about the summer and to concentrate on the hunt for a Champions League place,” Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc told local newspaper WAZ. “He understood.” Aubameyang, the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season with 16 goals in 16 games, angered Zorc after giving two interviews recently when he openly admitted that he is considering leaving in June. The Gabon striker has a ... Read more