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Dream debut

New boy Arjen makes instant impression

New arrival Arjen Robben, who only completed his switch from Real Madrid the day before, launched his Bayern career in the best way possible on Saturday with two goals in his first match. After coming on as a half-time substitute, the Netherlands international twice latched onto sublime Franck Ribéry assists to help his new club beat champions Wolfsburg 3-0 and begin the recovery from a below-par opening to their Bundesliga campaign.

“It was fantastic, I’ve come on and scored twice. I couldn’t have wished for a better start. This is a very special day for me,” the visibly delighted Robben said afterwards, before sending out a clear message of intent, not only to the reigning champions but to all Bayern’s rivals in the German title race: “That was just a start. We have to follow it up in our next match. That’s why I’m here. I play football to win trophies.”