Bundesliga Release Nine Minute Compilation Of Robben And Ribery
Saturday 29 August 2009 will go down as an iconic day in football history. It’s the day that the deadly double-act of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was born.
Manager Louis van Gaal sent on his fellow countryman and new signing Robben with Bayern 1-0 up against Wolfsburg and then the introduction of Ribery, already at the club, soon took place.
Within five minutes and ‘Robbery’ were doing the absolute business for Bayern – Robben getting a goal on his Bundesliga debut after being set up by his partner in crime in the 3-0 win.
Since that memorable day, in just under 10 years, the duo have caused absolute havoc on the flanks for the Bavarian outfit – scoring 266 goals and laying on a ridiculous 284 assists between them.
And the Bundesliga’s official Twitter account has put them all together in one place in an incredible nine minute compilation of their time in Germany.
‘Robbery’ were just unplayable in their prime and it will be weird watching Bayern without any of them darting down the wing, such is their longevity.
However, tomorrow the pair will play their final ever game against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Allianz Arena, with a win sealing the eighth Bundesliga title lifted by the partners in their time playing together.
The wing wizards will wear a special font on the back of the shirts for their send-off, while it’s it’s already been confirmed that Bayern will host a testimonial match for Robben and Ribery next year to highlight their incredible services.
“Bayern owes a lot to both of them and we will give them a wonderful and emotional farewell,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“They’ve helped shape Bayern’s most successful decade.”
It’s fitting that the two will leave Bayern at the same time, along with Rafinha, but things just won’t be the same.
Well and truly the end of an era.