Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in sensational goalscoring form this year, finishing as Borussia Dortmund's top scorer last season before creating German records in 2015-16.
In October, the Gabonese, 26, became the first man to score in the first eight matches of a Bundesliga season.
His first 17 competitive games this campaign resulted in a stunning 20 goals - a run that included back-to-back hat-tricks.
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