Aubameyang falls behind Lewandowski in top goalscorer race

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The Gabon hitman will look to snatch the Torjagerkanone gong from his Polish rival on the last day of Bundesliga action this campaign

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell behind in the race for the Bundesliga’s Golden Boot this weekend, and now only has one matchday left to return to the top of the charts.

The Gabonese scored for Borussia Dortmund in their 1-1 draw with Augsburg at the WWK Arena but could not draw level on the top scorer's charts with rival Robert Lewandowski, who netted a brace in Bayern Munich’s 5-3 win over RasenBallsport Leipzig in a thriller also played on Saturday.

Aubameyang turned home Shinji Kagawa’s effort for his 29th goal of the campaign in the 32nd minute to draw Dortmund level after Alfred Finnbogason had poked home Philipp Max’s rebounded shot to open the scoring for the hosts in the 28th minute.

Heading into this weekend’s action, the duo were locked on 28 goals each, but Lewa’s brace saw him regain control in the race for the gong he won last year with one game to spare in the current campaign.

With Thomas Tuchel’s men dropping two points and fourth placed Hoffenheim thumping Werder Bremen 5-3 in another thriller in week 33, the race between the two sides for automatic Uefa Champions League qualification remains wide open heading into the last matches.

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In the final week of fixtures, the sides will swap this weekend's opponents, as Dortmund host Bremen whilst Die Kraichgauer will entertain Augsburg.

Aubemeyang is in line to become the first African to clinch the Torjagerkanone since Ghanaian attacker Tony Yeboah [above], who ended level with Ulf Kirsten on 20 goals in 1993 and level with Stefan Kuntz on 18 goals in 1994. 

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