Raphael Varane outpaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in race for ball

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang officially inherited the crown as FIFA's fastest player when EA Sports released the top 20 earlier this month.

With 96 pace, the Borussia Dortmund striker will be a force to be reckoned with on the latest instalment, especially so with an overall rating of 86 and 84 shooting.

However, following Aubameyang and co's clash wirth Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night, it might be worth EA reconsidering who they rank as football's fastest.


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That's because, in the 23rd minute, centre-back Raphael Varane appeared to outpace the Gabon international in a straight foot race when chasing a through ball.

What's more is Aubameyang actually had a headstart, yet he still lost. Scroll down to see a video of Varane blazing past the striker.


If that's not proof that Varane is one of football's fastest players, I don't know what is; the video also suggests the France international should have been given much higher than 77 pace on FIFA 17.

Nevertheless, it was a memorable game at the Westfalenstadion, with Real and Dortmund playing out an exciting 2-2 draw.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring from Gareth Bale's sublime back-heel nutmeg before Keylor Navas conceded a sloppy goal, parrying Gonzalo Castro's free-kick straight into Aubameyang's path.

Varane then restored Real's lead in the second half from Ronaldo's cross, but it was substitute Andre Schurrle who had the last laugh with five minutes remaining.

Latching on to a cross from the right, the German controlled the ball and fired past Navas into the top-left corner.

Real will host Dortmund in the return fixture at the Bernabeu on December 7.

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Gareth Bale
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