Created on 07-03-2015 at 17:45 PM
Arjen Robben has set a new Bundesliga record. FC Bayern’s 3-1 win away to Hannover 96 was the Dutchman’s 100th victory in his 126th top flight appearance, a feat never before achieved in Bundesliga history. Robben has beaten the previous record set by his team-mate Thomas Müller and former Bayern man Willy Sagnol: both needed 148 games before posting 100 wins.
Alonso out of Bremen clash
FC Bayern will be without Xabi Alonso for next weekend’s Bundesliga trip to Werder Bremen. During Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Hannover, the Spaniard collected a fifth yellow card of the current campaign and therefore serves an automatic one-match ban. Alonso is also out of Wednesday evening’s Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk after being dismissed for a second bookable offence in the first leg. As for Werder, they will be without striker Franco di Santo after the Argentine hitman also saw a fifth yellow card in his team’s 1-0 win at Freiburg.
Ukrainian champions Shakhtar go into the Champions League last sixteen return away to FC Bayern on the back of a draw. In the 16th round of matches in Ukraine, Mircea Lucescu’s team were held 2-2 by Metalist Kharkiv. In the second meeting between the sides in the space of four days – Donetsk won 2-0 in the cup last Wednesday - Oleksiy Dovgiy handed Kharkiv a 17th-minute lead, but Shakhtar skipper Dario Srna leveled from the spot in the fourth minute of added time at the end of the first half; the home team’s Dmytro Ryzhuk was red-carded in the incident leading to the penalty. Luiz Adriano’s 72nd-minue strike seemed to have won it for the visitors, but the ten-man home team snatched a point in stoppage time through Volodymyr Priyomov.