Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spotted celebrating in Barcelona dressing room after El Clasico
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Chelsea forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pictured in the Barcelona dressing room after their dramatic, last-gasp El Clasico win over Real Madrid – and fans have made their feelings known on the situation.
On Sunday night, Franck Kessie scored a 92nd minute winner for the Catalan giants, who moved 12 points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to an entertaining 2-1 win against their biggest rivals.
It will likely prove a crucial result in the title race as Barca's pursuit of a 27th Spanish league title garners even more momentum with 12 games remaining of the 2022/23 campaign.
To put the importance of Sunday's fixture into perspective, a number of former Barcelona players and managers were present at the Camp Nou, including former player and manager Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola was also joined in the stands by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 33-year-old Gabon international spent just seven months with the La Liga leaders last year before joining Premier League side Chelsea for a reported £10.3 million
Aubameyang, who scored 13 goals in 24 games for Barcelona last season, signed a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge, but the experienced forward has struggled of late.
In fact, he has netted just three times in 18 appearances for the Blues and was cut from their Champions League squad after a busy January transfer window.
The future does not look bright for the former Arsenal man at his new home, but it appears a trip to Barcelona at the weekend helped lift spirits, as he was spotted celebrating with former teammate Ferran Torres.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano posted a picture of the pair on Twitter alongside the caption: "Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, almost out of Chelsea project, was in Barcelona’s dressing room after Real Madrid game.
"Auba has still excellent relationship with Barça players, board and Xavi. He wanted to return in January but it was not possible due to FIFA rules."
Here's how fans reacted to the picture.
One said: "Good luck to him, Potter leaves him out every week so why should he care," while another wrote: "Don't really care which dressing room Aubameyang hangs out in, to be honest, as long as it isn't Chelsea's on match day."
A third commented: "The levels of disrespect that this man shows clubs he plays for is hilarious."
A fourth added: "Can you blame him!? Say what you like about him but been treated appallingly by this manager."
Chelsea striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in the Barcelona dressing room celebrating their win in #ElClásico tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/yBURt9mfqY— SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 20, 2023
Aubameyang has not featured for Chelsea since February 26, when he came off the bench against Tottenham, and has failed to make their last two Premier League matchday squads.
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