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Arjen Robben scores on his return to Dutch football

The 36-year-old winger has returned to his first home in Groningen and is back to doing the things that made him great

 
2:10pm on Sunday 6th September 2020
By
Paul Macdonald • PAULMACDFC

Arjen Robben is still scoring even at the age of 36, as his struck his first goal since returning to Groningen on Sunday.

The former PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger made the decision to return to his first home for the forthcoming season, after his contract at Bayern had expired.

It was thought that the Dutchman may have been ready to hang up his boots, but has instead chose to play for at least one more year.

He was expected to make his debut against PEC Zwolle last month but chose to spend more time getting himself fit and ready for action, telling Groningen's official site: "I want to get even fitter before I start competitions. I had a very good training week, where I was able to do things to 100 per cent.

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"I'm really in a good position, but playing a match is completely different to training. After not having played football for a year, it is logical that you will experience some complaints."

So he made the fans wait, but 17 minutes into today's pre-season friendly with Arminia Bielefeld he struck a lot shot into the corner for his first strike in the green and white since 28 April, 2002.

And here's his celebration.

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