Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expressed relief and happiness that he was able to redeem himself alfrom last year’s miss against Olympiakos as he scored a brace to help secure the win over Benfica to us into the Europa League last-16.
The striker missed some good chances in the first leg but his second goal helped complete the comeback from 2-1 down to snatch a 3-2 win on the night and a 4-3 victory on aggregate.
“Everyone is happy tonight,” Aubameyang told BT Sport.
“Definitely, I had this [miss against Olympiakos] in my head but this is what gives me power every day; take the error from the past and transform it into strength. I’m really happy that we won the game.”
The match was not all about Aubameyang’s input, as Bukayo Saka also rose to the occasion to create two big chances to assist the striker’s goals. Kieran Tierney also scored a vital equaliser to make it 2-2.
“I think the team showed character, a lot of character,” said Auba.
“We deserved the win. It was a hard game but tonight I’m really happy for all the team, what we showed tonight is going to be an example for the future.”