Ahead of their match of Friday, I’m sure Dunga and all the Brazilian players are well aware of Arjen Robben’s ability to cut in and score with his left foot, but just in case they need more proof, here’s a look back at some very similar goals by Robben, where he floats inside and picks out either corner with his wonderful left foot. He doesn’t need much space or time, just enough space and time to get the ball on to his left.
Entrusted in the duty of shackling Robben and forcing him to use his right foot will most likely be Maicon, who just faced the Dutchman in the Champions League final when Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich. If there’s anyone who can handle the task of stopping Robben it’s the Brazilian fullback. Robben might just be kept busy chasing Maicon down the line rather than vice versa.
An easy shot as Robben cuts inside just enough to find a window to shoot through when he played for Chelsea:
Robben gets the ball on to his deadly left foot for Bayern Munich and scores:
While playing with Real Madrid, Robben cuts inside and picks out the top corner:
And of course, his most recent goal for Holland, after receiving a just a superb pass from Sneijder, Robben cuts inside to his favored left foot and scores:
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