After finishing third in the last World Cup, Robben and his teammates went into tonight’s final qualification match for next year’s tournament knowing they had to beat Sweden by a whopping seven goals to even stand a chance of making the playoffs.
Given Robben is already 33-years-old, and the scale of the task in-front of them, it seems likely that the Bayern Munich winger could be playing his final match for his country, but he wasn’t about to go out with a whimper.
The ex-Chelsea and Real Madrid superstar opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the first-half, and just before half-time he doubled his side’s lead with this rather exquisite effort:
Great GOAL Robben! 2-0pic.twitter.com/DYkzgUlwsH
— Bayern & Germany ? (@iMiaSanMia_vid) October 10, 2017
Not too shabby, eh?
The Netherlands might not make the World Cup – and it’ll be a worse competition for it – but at least we’ll always have the memories of Robben’s many brilliant goals like this on the international stage.
What a player!