Three goals in the DFB-Pokal on Saturday made Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the most prolific foreign scorer in Borussia Dortmund’s history.
The Gabon international had trailed Stephane Chapuisat’s 123 goals for the club heading into the game, but Rielasingen-Arlen’s generous defending gave Aubameyang chance after chance to close the gap.
A first-half penalty brought the 28-year-old’s Dortmund tally to 122 and the record-equalling goal arrived with a typically devastating run and finish 10 minutes after the break.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made light work of Rielasingen-Arlen in the DFB-Pokal first round on Saturday as his hat-trick made him Borussia Dortmund’s most prolific foreign goalscorer of all time.
Aubameyang has scored in each of BVB’s last eight Bundesliga games, but it still a long way off Robert Lewandowski’s club record of 12 set in the 2012-2013 season.
While Dortmund fell behind new league leaders Bayern Munich — who maintained their 100 percent record against Wolfsburg on Tuesday — Hoffenheim fell into the relegation zone after recording only their second point of the season.
Hoffenheim suffered defeats against Bayern and Werder Bremen through last-minute goals in both previous home games, and coach Markus Gisdol was still unhappy despite an improved performance on Wednesday.
Just as it was starting to look like the outright record might have to wait for another day, He added a simple third to steal the matchball and Chapuisat’s place in history.
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