Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: Gabonese Named in Europa League Quarterfinal Best XI

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang: Gabonese Named in Europa League Quarterfinal Best XI

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 19, 2024 at 3:48 PM
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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is enjoying the Europa League this season
  • The Gabonese forward is top goalscorer in this season’s competition
  • Aubameyang has been named in the quarter-finals' best eleven list

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Pierre-Emerick has been named as one of the top performers in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after helping Olympic Marseille qualify for the semi-finals.

The Gabonese striker scored one and assisted one in Marseille’s victory against Benfica although the Ligue 1 giants needed penalties to progress to the semi-finals of Europe’s second-tier club competition.

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Aubameyang is the leading goalscorer in the Europa League this season with 10 goals. Photo by Sylvain Thomas.
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According to Whoscored, Aubameyang kept the tie alive in Portugal last week as he pulled one back to halve the two-goal deficit, before providing the assist for Faris Moumbagna’s crucial leveller at the Stade Velodrome on Thursday.

The ex-Arsenal striker previously etched his name into European football history by becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer in the UEFA Europa League in the Round of 16, India Today reports.

Aubameyang broke the record held by former Atletico Madrid and Porto striker Radamel Falcao, netting his 31st goal in the competition during Marseille’s 3-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the play-offs.

Europa League Quarter-final Best X1

Goalkeeper

Juan Musso (Atalanta)

Defenders

Alexander Bah (Benfica)

Gianluca Mancini (Roma)

Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille)

Alex Grimaldo (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders

Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma)

Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen)

Mohammed Kudus (West Ham)

Paulo Dybala (Roma)

Forwards

Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Marseille)

Aubameyang leads top scorers chart

Meanwhile, Aubameyang is still the leading scorer in this season’s Europa League heading into the semi-final fixtures in May with 10 goals for Marseille, Daily Post reports.

The Gabonese forward is closely followed on the standings by Roma’s Romelu Lukaku and Brighton’s João Pedro who both have seven and six goals respectively.

Marseille will face Atalanta in the semi-final stage, while Bayer Leverkusen will tackle AS Roma.

Aubameyang makes Europa League history

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Aubameyang became the all-time top scorer in the Europa League after the former Arsenal striker scored for Olympique Marseille in the last 16 against Shakhtar Donetsk.

The French giants beat the Ukrainian titans 3-1 to win the tie 5-3 on aggregate, with Aubameyang scoring in the 23rd minute.

The Gabonese equalled Radamel Falcao's record (30 goals) in the first leg, which ended 3-3. On Thursday, he equalised for Marseille after Georgiy Sudakov’s early opener for the visitors.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..