Golden boot King: Aubameyang dethrones Lewandowski
German Bundesliga By: Collins Udeme | 21/05/2017
Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has on Saturday dethroned Bayern Munich's Robert Leawandowski as the Bundesliga Golden Boot king, becoming the second second African player ever to bag the top scorer gong.Aubameyang became only the second African player after Ghana's Tony Yeboah to win the golden boot in Germany after scoring twice on the final day of the Bundesliga season. His last-gasp winner to earn Borussia Dortmund a 4-3 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday proved the difference between him and the Poland international.
Aubameyang joins Yeboah, who achieved the feat twice whilst playing for Eintracht Frankfurt - in the 1992-93 season and the following year in 1993-94. Lewandowski went into the final round of matches one ahead of his rival at the top of the scoring charts, but the Polish striker fired a blank in Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Freiburg at the Allianz Arena to leave the door ajar.
The 27-year-old, who scored twice to be crowned top scorer with 31 goals, converted the 89th minute penalty in the final round of Bundesliga matches to see Dortmund finish third on 64 points and seal the big European bonus, leaving them two points clear of fourth-placed Hoffenheim, who drew 0-0 against Augsburg and will now go into the Champions League qualifying rounds.
When asked if he was happy about beating Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in his personal duel in the scoring charts, the Dortmund star added: "It's a great feeling, because Lewy is for me the best striker in the world. "To beat him is just madness! Yes, I feel very, very good. He shoots goals every week. Pity for him, but life is like that [smirking]." Aubameyang said as quoted on Daily Mail