Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace as Barcelona beat Real Madrid on Sunday and celebrated his second goal by putting two fingers to his forehead and holding a ball
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The Catalan giants put a swipe at their bitter rivals on Sunday night famous 4-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu. Aubameyang was an outstanding artist in El Classico with two goals and an assist that opened the scoring in the first half and added his second after the break after Ferran Torres extended the lead.
the previous arsenal striker broke two records with his amazing performance for Barca he joined free of charge in January and celebrated his second goal by putting two fingers to his forehead and holding a ball with the other hand.
After the game, Aubameyang explained the gesture was a reference to the popular anime TV series Dragon Ball Z and that he “wished he could find the back of the net for his grandparents”.
“It was a ball from Dragon Ball. You can make a wish with that,” he said. “I wanted to win and score a goal for my grandparents who are gone. A friend of mine gave it [the ball] to me. I thought about it today.”
Aubameyang’s double took his tally to nine goals in 11 games in a Barcelona shirt and he appeared to be doing it hit back at his former critics, like Gunners legend Paul Merson, after his last star show. Merson had described Aubameyang as “done” as his time at the Emirates came to an end following Mikel Arteta’s decision strip him of his captaincy. in one Twitter Sharing his celebration alongside an image from Dragon Ball Z, Aubameyang simply wrote, “Hello from the finished gamer.”
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The atmosphere in the Barcelona camp is certainly much happier than it was then Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman in the shelter in early November. Aubameyang has been central to the recent resurgence at Camp Nou and his coach stated Barca ‘could easily have scored five or six goals’ against Los Blancos.
However, Xavi downplayed his side’s hopes of a late title win as they lie 12 points behind Real Madrid with a game in hand. “Maybe we’re a little late but it’s a very big win for us,” said the Spanish legend. “We won tonight and we also have the better head-to-head record, but it will be very difficult.
“Madrid have only lost three league games. They still have three to lose. We have to keep working hard. The first goal is to qualify for the league Champions League.”
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