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HOW EL-ARABI REPLICATED ROBBEN FEAT

Moroccan international Youssef El-Arabi was able to replicate the feat from Arjen Robben and others after he scored against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium earlier this month.

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El-Arabi was responsible for the lone goal as his Olympiacosside won away at Arsenal for the second successive season in the Europa League.
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Robben Set To Retire For Second Time After Injury-plagued Groningen Return

Former Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben will reportedly retire from playing professional football for the second time given how his return to the sport has been marred by series of injuries while playing for his boyhood club Groningen. The winger has been restricted to just two cameo appearances for the Dutch club since joining them in the summer but says he

Robben considering second retirement as injuries spoil dream Groningen return

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The 37-year-old has only made two brief appearances in the Eredivisie since making his return but he is desperate to play a part for his team
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COSTATO END SEASON AT BAYERN

Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa will end the current season with the Bavarian giants after he was unable to join a new team before the transfer window ended on Monday. Douglas Costa is on a season-long loan deal at Bayern Munich from parent club Juventus and has not seen much playing time at the Allianz Arena. He was previously a Bayern Munich player before he left the Germans to sign for Juventus.

Last summer, Douglas Costa left Juventus to sign for Bayern Munich on loan for the season.Douglas Costa is a player that has impressed fellow winger Arjen Robben during the course of his career. Arjen Robben and Douglas Costa were teammates at Bayern Munich. Arjen Robben once described the Brazilian international as a special player and that he’s a real talent. Arjen Robben left Bayern Munich some seasons ago and went on to retire from football. He came out of retirement to sign for his beloved team Groningen but he has not been able to play much for them due to several injuries. Arjen Robben has been restricted to just two appearances in the league in the colours of Groningen. In addition, the Dutch player has not featured for his team this year. Read more »

ROBBEN HOPES TO PLAY MORE GAMES BEFORE HIS CAREER FINALLY ENDS

Former Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has admitted that he would love to be involved in more games on the pitch before finally bringing his long career to an end. He has had to battle with recurring groin injuries since coming out of retirement to join Dutch team Groningen.


After just 40 minutes into his first game of the season, Robben suffered the same injury and does not yet know when he will return to full fitness so he can keep enjoying his football with the little time he has left in his career.
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FERDINAND RECALLS THE WEIRD REASON ROBBEN DID NOT JOIN UNITED

 

In the 2004 summer transfer window, Manchester United looked all certain to secure the signing of Dutch winger Arjen Robben from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven. Sir Alex Ferguson, the former United boss made inquiries about the player having earlier registered an interest in him.


Robben visited the United training ground back then and looked all set to complete the switch to Old Trafford but according to Rio Ferdinand, Robben had a bizarre reason for opting against moving to the red side of Manchester.
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Skills of Douglas Costa remind Arjen Robben

 

Some of the players make such a place in the mind of the sports lovers that they try to find out glimpses of his skills in every mind-blowing move made by other players. Arjen Robben was such a player, who is still remembered for his extraordinary skills in football. The goal of Douglas Costa for Juventus, against Genoa, had a glimpse of the skills of Arjen Robben. The football experts have started comparing him with the Dutch superstar Arjen Robben after his stunning goal to seal victory in the Serie A match against Genoa. The fierce move towards inside and shooting the ball with the left foot by Douglas Costa has stunned the whole world. This shot has been copied from the Netherlands maestro Robben. Costa is getting compliments that he is Robben in disguise.

 

Arjen Robben, the Dutch maestro is now playing for Groningen. Since he has retired from international football, he is now playing for the Dutch club situated in the Groningen province of Netherlands. He is basically blessed with his skills of dribbling and passing. He has a high accuracy rate of correct passes to his teammates.
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Liverpool legend urges the Reds to sign Bayern Munich midfielder

 

Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has urged Jurgen Klopp’s side to land the services of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich this summer. The Spain international has declined the option of signing a new contract with the German champions and hence, he is expected to leave the club with his deal expiring in 11 months’ time.


It has been widely reported that the Spaniard prefers a move to the Premier League with the Reds, but so far, there has been no approach for his services. Speaking to The Athletic, Hamann said that Thiago would be an upgrade on the midfield options at the Premier League holders, he told: “You could still get a very good three or four years out of him.
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Robben Won’t Be Returning To Bayern

 

Arjen Robben is looking forward to returning to football but he won’t be returning to Bayern Munich. He retired from football on last season starting his journey from Groningen to PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich. He had a prolific career at the clubs and have enjoyed playing for them. He has been training along with the German club this week but he has no plans on returning to the club.


When asked about his return to Bayern he said that it is impossible and said that he along with his family will be moving to Holland but he will be always connected with the club.
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Stam insists Lionel Messi deserved the Ballon d’Or ahead of Virgil van Dijk

Former Manchester United star Jaap Stam has said that Lionel Messi deserved to win the Ballon d’Or last year despite the consistent form of defender Virgil van Dijk, who contributed to Liverpool’s Champions League success. Messi bagged his sixth Ballon d’Or in December 2019 but it was by the finest of margins with only seven points separating them.


Speaking to Goal.com, Stam said that defenders are getting more appreciation for their work nowadays but the attackers continue to get more attention. He added that Messi deserved the accolade as he is still the best player in the world, he told: “Normally a defender is underestimated and people don’t think a lot about them. I think nowadays it is becoming better and people appreciate the job of defending a lot more. But goalscorers earn more money and they get more attention. That’s how it’s always been and that’s how it’s going to be in the future. And looking at the world now, I think Messi is still the best player.”
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Ballack believes Mount had a tough game against Alphonso Davies

Former Germany star Michael Ballack has said that Mason Mount was probably unlucky during Chelsea’s round of 16 first-leg clash with Bayern Munich. The west London side had gone into the game with the hope of defying the odds and they produced a good first-half display where Mount was impressive with his movement in the final third.

However, the second half was a different case with Bayern stepping up to score on three occasions. Mount did gain the advantage over left-back Alphonso Davies on a couple of situations in the attack but the Canada international managed to easily cover the ground and intercept the play, much to the frustration of the Blues supporters.

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