Aubameyang treble inspires St Etienne
23 February 2012, 11:41
France - A first hat-trick in professional football by in-form Gabonese international striker Pierre-Eyemrick Aubameyang inspired St Etienne to a 4-2 victory over Ligue 1 rivals Lorient on Wednesday.
The treble from the 22-year-old - joint leading scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations - and an own goal by Bruno Ecuele-Manga saw them to their third successive victory and bang in contention for a place in next season's Champions League.
Aubameyang - a former France Under-21 international but who failed to make the grade at either AC Milan, Dijon or Lille - was overwhelmed by his personal landmark which also saw him go joint third in the scorer charts with 10.
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