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Tuesday Kickoff: Aubameyang set to return, Barcelona after 'finishing touch' and more

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While one star returns to his team's lineup, Barcelona looks ahead to adding a new star of their own.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to return to the Dortmund lineup following a suspension for disciplinary issues. (REPORT)

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says the club probably needs to add a "finishing touch" via a January signing.

Aubameyang to face Spurs as Dortmund lift suspension

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to allow their star striker to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Dortmund’s under-fire coach Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang is back in the squad after he was suspended for being late to training and for an unauthorised video shoot at the club’s training ground.

Aubameyang to face Spurs as Dortmund lift suspension

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to allow their star striker to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Dortmund’s under-fire coach Peter Bosz confirmed Aubameyang is back in the squad after he was suspended for being late to training and for an unauthorised video shoot at the club’s training ground.

Aubameyang baffled by his Dortmund punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said that he did not understand why his club, Borussia Dortmund, had suspended him for turning up late for training.

Dortmund dropped their star striker from the squad for Friday’s Bundesliga match against Stuttgart. Last year, the club suspended Aubameyang for a Champions League match against Sporting Lisbon after he flew to a party in Milan without permission.

Aubameyang punished by Dortmund over behaviour

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund have dropped star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from their squad to play Stuttgart on Friday for “disciplinary reasons”, the club announced.

The Gabonese forward is the club’s top marksman with ten Bundesliga goals so far, but he has failed to score in the past three games with Dortmund in a slump.

Report: Christian Pulisic to remain with Borussia Dortmund during international break

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It appears that Christian Pulisic won't be joining the U.S. Men's National Team in Portugal this week.

Kagawa, Aubameyang und Pulisic bleiben während der Länderspielpause in Dortmund. #skyBuli pic.twitter.com/KG7FFV9amc

- Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) November 5, 2017

According to Sky Sports, Pulisic, Shiji Kagawa and Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang are set to remain in Dortmund throughout the international break.

Dortmund go clear despite Aubameyang penalty howler

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s miserable week continued as he missed a penalty but Borussia Dortmund still ground out a 2-1 win at Augsburg on Saturday to extend their Bundesliga lead.

Star striker Aubameyang followed on his poor performance in Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League defeat at home to Real Madrid by firing a weak penalty straight at Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz 10 minutes from time.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top in a perfect confidence boost before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang hits hat-trick for leaders Dormund

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Berlin (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund romped to a 6-1 home thrashing of Borussia Moenchengladbach to regain top spot in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Gladbach had no answer to Peter Bosz’s fleet-footed Dortmund, who opened a two-point lead over Hoffenheim at the top of the table before Tuesday’s Champions League clash with holders Real Madrid.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Aubameyang in a hurry as Dortmund crush Cologne

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund were back atop of the Bundesliga on Sunday thanks to a 5-0 hammering of Cologne as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a minute.

After losing at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek in the Champions League, Dortmund needed just three minutes to take the lead at home.

Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Dortmund eye German Cup, Aubameyang eyes door

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Berlin (AFP) – Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club.

Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia bidding to end their run of three straight defeats in Germany’s showcase final.

Aubameyang, Bale, Marquinhos, will they wear the red shirt?

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There are many names linked with Man United every summer. Dortmund Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is becoming a possible target with Zlatan long absent from football & Rooney possible move to China....

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Head coach Tuchel hails Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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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.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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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.

Tuchel hail’s Dortmund’s ‘sensational’ Aubameyang

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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.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires ‘sensational’ Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires ‘sensational’ Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Aubameyang hat-trick sends Dortmund through

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a hat-trick to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate after finally breaking Benfica’s stubborn resistance on Wednesday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Portugal, Benfica were under the cosh from the off and hot-shot Aubameyang needed just four minutes to head the home side in front.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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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.

Aubameyang admits losing fitness at Africa Cup

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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.

Wednesday Kickoff: Aubameyang, Drogba, 'Chicharito', and more

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A young striker says he wants to leave his current club while one of the game's legends turned down a move to a Brazilian powerhouse.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he must leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer if he is to improve, citing Real Madrid as a preferred destination. (REPORT)

Didier Drogba announced that he has officially turned down a move to Corinthians.

Aubameyang again hints at Dortmund exit

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Berlin (AFP) Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has again talked about leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season with the Spanish league his most likely destination.

Last month Aubameyang, the Bundesliga's top scorer this season with 16 goals in 16 games, told sports daily Fussball Bild he could leave Dortmund in June, but insisted he would never join German rivals Bayern Munich.

Poor build-up to blame for Gabon exit – Aubameyang

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Libreville (AFP) Gabon talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted that the Africa Cup of Nations hosts had blown their chance and blamed a poor build-up to the tournament after they were sent packing in the group stage on Sunday.

"We had chances. Unfortunately there are days when it doesn't go in," said the Borussia Dortmund striker, who missed a glorious early opportunity for the Panthers as they drew 0-0 with Cameroon in Libreville.

Poor build-up to blame for Gabon exit – Aubameyang

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Libreville (AFP) Gabon talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admitted that the Africa Cup of Nations hosts had blown their chance and blamed a poor build-up to the tournament after they were sent packing in the group stage on Sunday.

"We had chances. Unfortunately there are days when it doesn't go in," said the Borussia Dortmund striker, who missed a glorious early opportunity for the Panthers as they drew 0-0 with Cameroon in Libreville.

Aubameyang ‘will never join Bayern’, but drops exit hint

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Berlin (AFP) Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he could leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer but has insisted he will never join their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

"I will never go to Bayern, that is for sure," Aubameyang told new German sports daily FussballBild, which launched on Friday, while on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Gabon.

Aubameyang ‘will never join Bayern’, but drops exit hint

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Berlin (AFP) Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted he could leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer but has insisted he will never join their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich.

"I will never go to Bayern, that is for sure," Aubameyang told new German sports daily FussballBild, which launched on Friday, while on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Gabon.

Aubameyang, Gabon denied in Cup of Nations opener

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Libreville (AFP) Juary Soares grabbed a dramatic late equaliser for debutants Guinea-Bissau as they recovered from a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike to hold hosts Gabon to a 1-1 draw in the Africa Cup of Nations opening game.

Gabon appeared to be heading for victory in Saturday's Group A curtain-raiser after Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang turned the ball in from close range seven minutes into the second half at the Stade de l'Amitie in the capital Libreville.

Arsenal

July 31 deadline: Deadline set for Arsenal striker deal

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Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are claimed to be taking their asking price off the table at the end of July, meaning Arsenal must meet the required fee by July 31 or miss out on star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The striker was expected to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with odds dropping as low [.

Poll: Which striker target is best suited to Arsenal?

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Arsenal are forever being linked with attacking targets, and while the circus surrounding the future of Kylian Mbappe continues, we thought we'd look at the more realistic options. Yes Mbappe would be an amazing capture, but him joining us unfortunately stems in dreamworld for me, and he will end up staying at Monaco, or joining [.

Could PSG’s Mbappe speech help Arsenal’s transfer window?

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has told the press that he wishes to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer, and that could actually work out to Arsenal's advantage. The Paris-based manager has told the press directly that Mbappe should come to play for him, saying:‘With all respect to Monaco, he should come to Paris, he has [.

Monday Kickoff: Sanchez, Arsenal, Aubameyang and more

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The fallout begins following Arsenal's fifth-place finish while several big-name stars hinted at their club futures.

Arturo Vidal says he has urged Alexis Sanchez to join him at Bayern Munich. (REPORT)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke reiterated that his shares of the club are not for sale.

Which Arsenal target would we realistically try to sign?

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Arsenalhave been linked with a move to sign three top strikers in the past 24 hours, but which one do we actually believe we would be willing to pay for? Alexandre Lacazette was claimed to be keen on leaving Lyon in the near future to make the step-up in his career, and having scored consistently [.

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Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and teenager Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quarters

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – A hat-trick by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and teenager Christian Pulisic’s dazzling display fired Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Benfica on Wednesday.

The result saw Dortmund win the round-of-16 tie 4-1 on aggregate after Aubameyang’s early goal cancelled out Borussia’s 1-0 defeat in Lisbon last month.

Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held again

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti's contender for goal of the tournament had given the debutants the lead.

The Rest

One down and we haven't kicked off!

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Three of my favourite books Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, The Trial by Franz Kafka and Rates of Exchange by Malcolm Bradbury. Imagine if you merged these three and moved the setting to Central Africa. I wonder what would happen? Of course they are all works of fiction but This is Africa.

My journey took a familiar path starting with playing football the evening before, calling into the pub afterwards and walking into town to catch the 23.