Arjen Robben return lasts just 16 minutes before Bayern Munich winger limps off with calf injury

  • Arjen Robben came on as second-half sub against Borussia Dortmund 
  • The winger made his return from a torn abdominal muscle on Tuesday 
  • He lasted only 16 minutes before succumbing to a calf injury 


Karolos Grohmann, Reuters

17:36 EST, 28 April 2015

19:12 EST, 28 April 2015



Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben’s return from injury as a second-half substitute against Borussia Dortmund lasted 16 minutes before he went off with a calf problem in their German Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

Robben, out since March 23 when he tore an abdominal muscle on his comeback from yet another injury, came on in the 68th minute to much applause from the Bayern fans.

The Dutchman, who had scored 17 league goals prior to his injury, had to leave the field, however, in the 84th, clutching his calf after going down unchallenged.

Arjen Robben clutches his calf before being taken off only 16 minutes after making his comeback from injury

The Holland winger sits on the turn just before limping off with another injury

Bayern went on to lose the match on penalties after the sides could not be separated after two hours at the Allianz Arena.

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s side in the first half before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled with 15 minutes to play.

The visitors held their nerve from 12 yards as they progress 2-0 on penalties after Bayern incredibly missed all four spot kicks.

Bayern, who won the Bundesliga on Sunday, are chasing a treble of titles this season and face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals next week. 

Robben was brought on for Thiago Alcantara in the 68th minute against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday


READ ALSO:   MTN FA Cup: Kotoku Royals fires warning shot to Hearts ahead of round of 16 clash