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Tuchel: That Was The Real Aubameyang

Thomas Tuchel believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back after the Gabon international scored a hat trick in the win over Benfica.

Dortmund won 4-0 at home after losing 1-0 away to Benfica, to progress to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.

Aubameyang was out of it in the first leg of the encounter and he even missed a penalty, but Tuchel is glad to see he is back.

“If I say that I expected this result it would mean that we have a lack of respect for Benfica. You cannot expect that you will score four goals against a team like them,” he said, via UEFA.

“We had the self-confidence to turn the tie around and the team demonstrated that, especially in the second half.

“We saw the real Aubameyang [as opposed to the first leg].

“Benfica are a great, proud club and we have huge respect for them but we played two great games and I think we deserved to go through. If you are into the last eight you want to go to the last four and that’s what we will try hard to do.”

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