The 37-year old winger contributed two assists in FC Groningen’s 4-0 demolition of local rivals FC Emmen
When Arjen Robben re-joined his hometown club FC Groningen last year, it was known that the Champions League winner had his fair share of injury problems. But following nearly a year of injury setbacks and minimal appearances, Robben made the difference on Sunday as FC Groningen beat FC Emmen 4-0, per the GIC.
The eight time Bundesliga winner played 80 minutes of the match, providing two assists, and the win keeps FC Groningen in contention for European football next year. At times, Robben looked to have rolled the clock back ten years, with skillful dribbling and incisive passes.
In the end, the match looked to be an easy rollover against relegation-threatened Emmen, however this was the most goals scored in a match this season by FC Groningen, and the confidence gained may be key in the run in to the end of the season.
The goals were scored by Bart van Hintum, with the 18 year old Swedish striker Paulos Abraham also notching, whilst on-loan Parma centre forward Alessio Da Cruz scored two.
Image: Robben in 2019, playing for Bayern Munich. By WIkimedia user Sven Mandel. License here.