Many left-footed players play in the biggest competitions around the world, but someone like former Netherlands international Arjen Robben has one of the best left-footed players in world football. His ability to run deep with the ball and then take it back and initiate shots on goal is something legends do. His left-footed shot from a Frank Ribery corner into the bottom left corner propelled Bayern into the semi-finals of the 2009/2010 Champions League.
12 years ago today, Manchester United met Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League at Old Trafford. It was the second leg at Old Trafford where Bayern Munich suffered the “most beautiful” defeat, as Franz Beckenbauer later explained. Although Manchester United won the game 3-2, they lost on away goals, allowing the German side to progress to the last four of Europe’s biggest competition.
Manchester United were absolutely stunned when Arjen Robben scored one of Bayern Munich’s finest goals
After two goals from Nani and one from Darren Gibson, Manchester United were in a commanding position just before the break (3-0). But Ivica Olica’s late goal at the end of the first half changed the equations of the game.
In the second half, Rafael was sent off for a foul after a double yellow card in the 50th minute. Fifteen minutes before the end, Bayern won a corner. Frank Ribery held a floater to the other side of the goalpost where Arjen Robben was waiting for his moment.
He then took a side-bend volley to make a clear connection to the ball, which landed in the bottom right corner of the goal. It was one of the rare moments for Bayern fans.
FC Bayern Munich reached the final of the 2009-2010 Champions League, defeating Lyon in the semifinals. However, Inter Milan prevailed against them in the final, beating them there 2-0.
Also read: Manchester United begin searching for a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, Uruguayan youngster Darwin Nunez could take the forward’s place next season
https://firstsportz.com/football-news-on-this-day-throwback-to-when-manchester-united-was-knocked-out-of-the-champions-league-by-an-arjen-robben-sensational-volley/ Recap of Manchester United’s elimination from the Champions League with a sensational Arjen Robben volley » FirstSportz