Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made Toni Kroos look a little silly after dropping a masterclass in his first El Clasico.
The Gabon striker scored a brace and assisted another in a 4-0 Barcelona romp against league leaders Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He took his Barcelona tally to nine goals in 11 games in all competitions as Xavi Hernandez’s side laid down a real marker after a dismal period at the beginning of the season.
And Aubameyang celebrated in the only way he knows how to: in spectacular and expressive fashion.
He did his trademark front flip for the first and then when the second game, the former Borussia Dortmund forward gave a nod to Dragon Ball Z right in front of Lucas Vasquez.
One can’t help but think Kroos wouldn’t have been furious. In case you might have forgot, Kroos launched a bizarre attack on Aubameyang and his way of celebrating.
“Aubameyang once celebrated and took out a mask,” Kroos said on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast he hosts.
“That’s where it ends with me. I don’t think that’s a good role model, either. What nonsense.”
Aubameyang, who has celebrated with Batman, Spiderman and Black Panther masks, responded and a Twitter exchange ensued where the striker asked Kroos if he had children.
Aubameyang had the last laugh, not only with his Man of the Match display but also the fact that Kroos was substituted at half-time for Edouard Camavinga with his side 4-0 down.
The two didn’t get all that spicy on Sunday night though. Despite one tasty-looking challenge from Aubameyang and Kroos, the pair were seen embracing in the tunnel beforehand.
Reflecting on the resounding win, Aubameyang told Barca’s official channels: “I want to tell the truth, I think this is the beginning of the new era, with so much talent and so many young players as well.
“This is something good for the team mentally and we are just happy to win this game.”
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