Robben Bersara dari Pasukan Kebangsaan Belanda !

Arjen Robben has ended his international career with the Netherlands. The FCB pro announced his retirement after Holland failed to qualify for the World Cup finals on Tuesday night. "I play for a top club in Europe and now I want to focus completely on Bayern," said the 33-year-old, who scored both goals in the 2-0 win against Sweden

Robben received a great response from the fans in Amsterdam in his final match for his country. The wizard on the wing for the German record champions said he "really enjoyed" playing on that stage. After the game he said farewell to the fans accompanied by his children and before kick-off he had a tear in his eye during the national anthem.

Robben explained he was aware "it was the final time today." In 14 years he played 96 times for the Netherlands scoring 37 goals. He took part in six tournaments and captained the side recently. The high point was the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Robben led the Oranje to the final. Holland just missed out in a 1-0 defeat against Spain in extra time.

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Ancelotti hoping for repeat performance

Carlo Ancelotti was nearly 15 minutes late for his press conference on Monday afternoon, such is his busy schedule at the moment. It’s only two days since the match against Mainz and on Tuesday Bayern face their next challenge with an away fixture at Schalke 04 (20:30 CEST kick-off, live ticker and Webradio commentary). After an impressive performance at the weekend, the Italian is fired up for the task ahead.

“We played very well against Mainz and the three points give us even more confidence. We want to follow up that performance against Schalke,” the 58 year-old told journalists. After a near-perfect display on Saturday, Ancelotti could adopt the motto “never change a winning team.” However, he rejected this option: “I believe rotation is important at the moment to keep the players motivated and in good form.”

Robben ill

As well as injured duo Juan Bernat and David Alaba, the Bayern boss will also be without Arjen Robben who is absent with illness. But Ancelotti asserted that the next two matches – against Wolfsburg on Friday and the highly anticipated trip to Paris in the Champions League next week – will not influence his team selection: “We’re focused on this game, it’s an important one. Schalke have nine points.”

That’s as many as FCB have. “Domenico Tedesco is doing a very good job. They’ve started the season well and they’re well organised in defence and attack,” said Ancelotti in praise of his opposite number, who took charge of the Royal Blues in the summer. It’s no wonder that he is going into the encounter with the record champions full of optimism after three wins in his first four Bundesliga games. “We need to play with courage and we’ll give everything we’ve got,” declared the 32 year-old.

One advantage for the Italian-born coach is that other than former Bayern player Alessandro Schöpf, he has a full squad to pick from. Schalke will also be looking to their home crowd to help them again. “I know they have a great stadium, one of the nicest in Germany. A lot of fans will be against us but we’re used to that, and it can also give you extra motivation,” said Corentin Tolisso ahead of his first visit to the Veltins-Arena.
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Neuer Terlepas perlawanan menentang Schalke

Manuel Neuer injured his left foot in training on Monday and will miss the match against Schalke. The goalkeeper will undergo a scan on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.
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Goal machine Lewandowski in numbers

He just keeps scoring... FC Bayern’s goal machine has started the 2017/18 season in top form! Robert Lewandowski already has five Bundesliga goals this season after his brace in the champions’ 4-0 win over Mainz on Matchday 4, meaning he currently leads the top scorers list ahead of Sunday’s matches. has gathered a few stats on the Poland captain’s form.

Lewy’s goalscoring stats

8 - FC Bayern have played seven competitive games so far this season (including the Supercup), and Lewandowski has scored eight goals. That’s the highest tally of any Bundesliga player!

8 - When the Pole scores, he often does so multiple times. In eight of the last nine league games in which Lewandowski’s been on the scoresheet, he’s added at least one more goal (six braces and two hat-tricks).

13 - Lewandowski likes playing during the Oktoberfest period, too. The 29 year-old has netted 13 goals in Bundesliga home games during the festival! Only Gerd Müller (18) has a better record in a Bayern shirt.

24 - The win against Mainz was not the first time this week that Lewandowski has been celebrating. The striker scored his 24th Champions League goal in the 3-0 win against Anderlecht in midweek – that’s equivalent to a goal every 115 minutes. No other player has scored so frequently for the Reds in the competition!

82 - Lewandowski made his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern against Mainz and his tally stands at an incredible 82 goals! No other striker has achieved a better record in his first 100 games for a club. Lewy also has 20 assists to his name.

155 - With 155 goals, the Pole is now the highest-scoring current Bundesliga player. In second place is a long-time FCB player in Mario Gomez on 154.

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