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Victory in Saturday's DFB-Pokal final would cast a positive glow on a tumultuous season for Borussia Dortmund, although even lifting the trophy may not altogether banish the lingering sense of disharmony at the club.
The referee had little option but to point to the spot, and the Gabon worldwide showcased his vast confidence by producing a Panenka-style penalty to notch his 40th goal of the season in what could be his final game for the club following reports that he has handed in a transfer request.
Aubameyang has enjoyed another prolific season in the Bundesliga, netting 31 times as he edged out Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski for the Golden Boot award in Germany.
"These are wonderful moments".
"We must concentrate on our work." the Greece worldwide said.
Tuchel's future is also in doubt but Sokratis would not comment on reports he has fallen out with the Dortmund coach.
Relations between 43-year-old Tuchel - who has one year to run on his contract - and chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke have been strained since the Dortmund team bus was damaged by an explosion on 11 April.
The likes of Julian Weigl, Mario Gotze, Christian Pulisic and Dembele are all 24 or under and with spearhead Aubameyang leading the way with 39 goals in all competitions this season, Dortmund possess a vibrant forward line to be feared the world over.
Police made an appeal to Dortmund fans not to celebrate with more pyrotechnics after some were lit behind the west-end goal.
Frankfurt needed some time to recover and they did it with their first chance when Rebic was sent through with a superb Mijat Gacinovic pass to beat Roman Buerki with a low shot.
Die Adler then almost took the lead as Haris Seferovic hit a post after a good turn and one-two with Rebic on the edge of the area. Details decide finals. We hit the post, then came the penalty.
Aubameyang nearly put them ahead just past the hour with a spectacular bicycle kick but it was cleared on the line by Marco Fabian and then bounced off the post.
But Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky brought down Pulisic to concede a penalty, and Aubameyang, who'd had a quiet game to that point, cheekily scored the victor with a chipped effort down the middle.
Frankfurt brought on "football god" Alexander Meier for a defender in response but he was unable to get the side out of the jam.
"If you say it is his last game tomorrow then you know more than me", Tuchel said.