Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang delivered the perfect riposte to the gauntlet thrown down by Robert Lewandowski on Matchday 1. The Gabon striker scored both goals in Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 opening day victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05, meaning the race for the Torjägerkanone is already well and truly on!
After Lewandowski's hat-trick on Friday, Aubameyang sent the Pole a congratulatory tweet proclaiming the battle to become top scorer in the Bundesliga to be on. And the Dortmund striker was true to his word with a match-winning brace on Saturday.
The votes poured in on our Twitter poll to find the first #BLMVP of the season - and the 27-year-old's performance was enough to land him top spot. Congratulations!
Top facts - Aubameyang
- ...Aubameyang has found the net on three of his four opening day appearances in the Bundesliga
- ...and has taken his Matchday 1 tally to an impressive six in total.
- ...the reigning African Footballer of the Year only needed four shots on goal to complete his brace.
- ...his performance would have earned 15 Official Fantasy Bundesliga points!
Watch: Aubameyang's match-winning performance on the opening day