Robben overtakes Van Persie as he makes long-awaited Eredivisie return
Arjen Robben in motion for Groningen
Arjen Robben become given the nod to interrupt a document set by Robin van Persie as he changed into named in Groningen’s team for their Eredivisie clash with PSV.
Former Netherlands famous person Robben introduced his retirement from football in 2019 after leaving Bayern Munich.
But, in an try to help Groningen get over the impact of COVID-19, the veteran winger confirmed he would be returning to the membership where he began his career for the 2020-21 season.
On Sunday, the 36-12 months-antique become named in Groningen’s XI for their first league match of the campaign, which noticed him overtake his vintage Oranje crew-mate Van Persie in the Eredivisie record books.
Robben’s Eredivisie comeback, in opposition to another of his former teams, comes after a lack of 16 years and one hundred fifty five days from the Dutch league.
Van Persie spent thirteen years and 267 days far from the Eredivisie among his spells at Feyenoord, which become formerly the longest time among appearances in the competition.
Groningen finished ninth in the Eredivisie remaining season, with the campaign cut short because of coronavirus