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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang edges Robert Lewandowski for the Torjägerkanone

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It was so close.

Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy as the Bundesliga's top-scorer after the German first division football match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen in Dortmund, western Germany, on May 20, 2017.
Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy as the Bundesliga's top-scorer after the German first division football match between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen in Dortmund, western Germany, on May 20, 2017.
(Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

While Bayern Munich celebrated throughout the Allianz Arena on the day, there was one player whose joy was slightly more subdued (ONLY slightly). That was Robert Lewandowski. The reason? He missed out on the Torjägerkanone by a single, solitary goal.

Lewandowski entered the day on 30 goals with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sitting behind him with only 29. Of course, it was going to come down to the final day for two of the best forwards in the Bundesliga.

At the Allianz Arena, Lewandowski fought for goals. He went after every single 50/50 ball like he was in the World Cup Final. Still, he was unable to truly find that rhythm and couldn’t score.

On the other hand, Aubameyang grabbed a brace at the Signal Iduna Park to topple Lewandowski and win the Torjägerkanone for the first time. His first goal was an absolute beauty, and he capped his day with a late penalty. It won Dortmund the game and made Aubameyang the top scorer.

It was a tight race all season long between two of the best goalscorers that the Bundesliga has seen in some time. Congrats to Aubameyang.