Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals true meaning behind El Clasico celebration after scoring twice in Barcelona's rout



Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Thesun.co.uk

BARCELONA ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed the true meaning behind his Dragon Ball celebration in the 4-0 demolition of rivals Real Madrid.

The January transfer arrival is known for his extravagant goal celebrations; from wearing a Batman mask to a black panther one.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals true meaning behind El Clasico celebration after scoring twice in Barcelona's rout
After scoring his second of the game, Aubameyang picked up an orange ball and put two fingers on his headCredit: GETTY

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals true meaning behind El Clasico celebration after scoring twice in Barcelona's rout
The Barca star copied Goku from Manga Series Dragon BallCredit: DRAGON BALL

But in Sunday's 4-0 win over LaLiga table-toppers Real, Aubameyang showcased a new way of marking a goal.

Aubameyang netted a brace and assisted Ferran Torres at the Santiago Bernabeu.

And to celebrate, he went to the sideline, picked up an orange ball, closed his eyes, and touched his forehead.

As the 32-year-old later explained his intriguing celebration was from the popular manga and anime series Dragon Ball.

He said: "It was a ball from Dragon Ball. With it, you can make a wish.

"I wanted to win and score a goal for my grandparents, who are gone. A friend of mine gave it to me."

The striker later took to Twitter and blasted his critics.

He said: "Hello from the finished player."

Alongside the tweet was a twin image of Aubameyang copying Dragon Bal character Goku.

Aubameyang's gesture of touching his head is used by characters in the Manga series to allow them to teleport over a long distance.

Barca boss Xavi is pleased with Aubameyang's instant impact - even if it's left Piers Morgan wondering what might have been if he'd stayed at Arsenal.

The World Cup-winning Spaniard described the striker as "a gift from heaven."

Xavi said: "Well, Auba has been a brilliant gift fallen from the sky for us because he's very positive.

"He reacted very well in the dressing room. He's adapted quickly to what the team needs and the circumstances we are in.

"He finds space in behind, he can create chances, he scores goals. He works hard for the team.

"He pushes the centre backs and the goalkeeper, so it's a privilege to manage him and we know he's got a lot of goals to give the team.

"I'm very pleased with him individually because he's an example to follow in training and everyone in the squad."



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