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Head-to-Head Stats: Harry Kane vs Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Ahead of Tottenham's opening Champions League group game against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, Oulala.com compare the main men from both sides.
 
We have taken a detailed look at the starts both Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have made in the Premier League and Bundesliga respectively this season, to reveal how each striker could influence the game. 
 
 
What happened last time they met?  

Although the two sides met in the Europa League in the 2015/16 season, Kane and Aubameyang were only on the pitch at the same time for six of the 180 minutes. Mauricio Pochettino took the decision to rest Kane in the Europa League as they battled with Leicester City in the Premier League during the final few months of the campaign.    
 
Dortmund ran out 3-0 winners at home with Aubameyang netting one. In the return leg at Wembley, the Gabonese international scored both goals in a 2-1 away win from just three shots, despite Spurs enjoying 61 per cent possession. 
 
 
Now, from the Europa League to the Champions League two seasons on, there's no chance Pochettino will be leaving his star striker on the bench.  
 
While Kane and Aubameyang have each scored two goals in their domestic leagues this term, the Spurs man boasts the far superior underlying stats. While the Dortmund star has been the more clinical of the duo. 
 

 
Kane has more in his locker 
 
On a per game basis, Kane leads Aubameyang for key passes (1.8 to 1), successful dribbles (1.8 to 0.3), aerial duels won (1.5 to 1) and shots (7 to 3.3). His early stats suggested it was just a matter of time before the Tottenham forward bagged his first goal of the season following blanks in his opening three Premier League games. The 24-year-old's potential was finally rewarded at the weekend after a brace away to Everton. 
 
Aubameyang is far more clinical 

While the figures reveal that Kane has been more involved than Aubameyang, the Dortmund striker has been the more effective of the pair when called upon. The 28-year-old has found the back of the net with two of his 10 shots, a conversion rate of 20 per cent compared to Kane's seven per cent. He has also done so in one game fewer, involved directly in a goal every 135 minutes to Kane's 177.5. 
 
 
With the game taking place at Wembley, Tottenham should dominate possession as they did in 2015/16. While this should be to Kane's advantage with more chances coming his way, he'll need to improve his finishing if Spurs are to get anything from the game. Aubameyang may get fewer chances, however the stats clearly show he doesn't need as many.
 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com
 
Infographics by Rebecca Zammit

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