Derby win 'excites' Aubameyang

2015-02-26 13:02
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)

Berlin - Borussia Dortmund host arch-rivals and neighbours, Schalke 04, on Saturday with Gabon winger Pierre Emerick Aubameyang insisting winning the Ruhr Valley derby is like an "orgasm".

The showdown at Dortmund's sold-out 80,000 capacity Westfalenstadion is Germany's top derby and a victory will put the winning team's fans in seventh heaven, but Aubameyang took the comparison a step further.

"I love games like this. Derby wins - even if it sounds strange - are almost like an orgasm. In all honesty, it is a similar feeling," the fleet-footed winger told magazine Sport Bild.

Having won their last three German league matches to climb from last place to 12th in the table, Aubameyang is particularly relishing the chance to continue the climb by taking fourth-placed Schalke's scalp.

"Our first concern is staying up, but we can collect some more self-confidence with a derby win," said Dortmund's top-scorer, who has hit four goals in his last three games.

"We can also give our fans, who stood behind us in the miserable first-half of the season, something back."

Schalke are set to welcome back Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from suspension while Dortmund are chasing revenge for their 2-1 defeat in Gelsenkirchen last September.

Dortmund are set to be without left-back Lukasz Piszczek and centre-back Papastathopoulos Sokratis after the pair picked up injuries in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Juventus in the Champions League last 16, first-leg clash.


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