Mystery surrounds Aubameyang suspension

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been suspended from Borussia Dortmund's squad for their Champions League clash with Sporting CP for "internal reasons".

Gabon forward Aubameyang - Dortmund's top-scorer with 10 goals in 13 games across all competitions this term - had been expected to start at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday.

However, in a late alteration, the 27-year-old was omitted from Thomas Tuchel's matchday squad, though no reason has yet been given for Aubameyang's omission.

And, prior to the Group F fixture, Tuchel confirmed that the striker had been handed a short-term suspension.