Robben proud to reach European milestone


The Bavarians’ 3-0 victory over Celtic in the Champions League was more special to Arjen Robben than the rest.

The Bundesliga champions’ No 10 reached a milestone of 100 appearances in the Champions League on Wednesday. The former Netherlands international, who marked his 100th game with an assists, stated to the club’s website: “It’s special. A few injuries less and it would be many more. You can be a bit proud of it,”

Robben becomes the second Dutchman to reach such an achievement after Clarence Seedorf with 125 games in the most prestigious European club tournament.

One of Arjen’s team-mates – Jérôme Boateng – was highly impressed with the achievement of the Dutchman as he stated: “100 Bundesliga matches are remarkable, but 100 in the Champions League are something different altogether.”

“And Arjen certainly turned in very strong displays in more than half of these matches. He’s one of the reasons why the Champions League is something very special for FC Bayern,”

The winger’s record in the Champions League consists of 60 games for Bayern Munich, 19 games for Chelsea and 11 games for Real Madrid.