Aubameyang sets another Marseille goal milestone


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Olympique Marseille defeated Lorient 3-1 in the penultimate round of fixtures in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The Gabon international put the Phocaeans in front in the 36th minute with a close range header after latching on to Michael Murillo’s lofted pass.

It took Aubameyang to 15 Ligue 1 goals this season and became the oldest player to reach that mark at 34 years, 329 days, surpassing Mario Zatelli who did that at 34 years, 89 days during the 1946-47 season.

Samuel Gigot made it 2-0 for Marseille in the 41st minute before former Manchester City outcast Benjamin Mendy halved the deficit for Lorient two minutes later.

Aubameyang completed the scoring from the penalty spot in the 54th minute to take his tally to 29 goals in all competitions, leaving him three goals shy of matching Didier Drogba’s tally from the 2003-04 season for most goals in a campaign by a Marseille player in the 21st century.

The former Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund man will have another crack at that record when Marseille travel to Le Havre on Wednesday.

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