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Robin Rocks France

Robin Rocks France

There was an air of gooner symmetry between Robin van Persie`s appearance as a second half substitute for Holland against France and Fabregas` appearance as a second half substitute for Spain against Russia. Both notched up a goal and an assist each in a game that ended 4-1 to their sides.

In a pulsating game that France were beginning to dominate despite being a goal down they should really have been on equal terms when Arsenal legend Henry missed a chance that 3 seasons ago he would have buried. Robin van Persie came on with a little over 30 minutes left and within 4 minutes he had met a great ball into the box from Robben with a left foot volley that Coupet got a hand to but couldn`t prevent from crossing the line. Effectively that sealed the game for Holland though French hopes flickered briefly as Henry scored adroitly, with the deftest of touches, only for Robben to restore the lead within a minute.

Into added time and van Persie picked up a ball from a horse-faced Dutch striker found Schneider on the edge of the area and then ran into the box creating the space for Sneijder to score with a great shot.

An interesting game for gooners as both sides featured Arsenal players both present and former with maybe just the right outcome. Robin should get the games he needs and unless France beat Italy Gallas will almost certainly get the holiday he needs.



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Writer:Amos
Date:Friday June 13 2008
Time: 9:54PM

Comments

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Great match, like you - we had players on both sides. Holland deserved it though, i gotta admit i dint know Sneijder was that good - last two games hes been awesome...pity he plays for real though.
united4life
13/06/2008 22:06:00
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Great match, like you - we had players on both sides. Holland deserved it though, i gotta admit i dint know Sneijder was that good - last two games hes been awesome...pity he plays for real though.
united4life
13/06/2008 22:06:00
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The Dutch were really brilliant! Earned the win and thoroughly they deserve it! When someone like Boulahrouz is looking decent, you know the whole team plays well. Again, I didn't know what Domenech's trying to do. The best team definitely won.
Lou the Gunneress
13/06/2008 22:22:00
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The Dutch were really brilliant! Earned the win and thoroughly they deserve it! When someone like Boulahrouz is looking decent, you know the whole team plays well. Again, I didn't know what Domenech's trying to do. The best team definitely won.
Lou the Gunneress
13/06/2008 22:22:00
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Thuram is past it and I have known that for a while. Makelele was in top vicious form. Why play 2 defensive midfielders in Toulalan and Make, I'm puzzled... Glad to see the old Henry in the 2nd half but shame he can't sustain it for 90 minutes. Gallas is way too emotional for a centre-back. I thought he was on the verge of tears after the 2nd goal.
Gael-Force
13/06/2008 22:27:00
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Thuram is past it and I have known that for a while. Makelele was in top vicious form. Why play 2 defensive midfielders in Toulalan and Make, I'm puzzled... Glad to see the old Henry in the 2nd half but shame he can't sustain it for 90 minutes. Gallas is way too emotional for a centre-back. I thought he was on the verge of tears after the 2nd goal.
Gael-Force
13/06/2008 22:27:00
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Wouldn't mind seeing Wesley Sneijder in an Arsenal shirt, unlikely though. Also when fit Robben is a handful for anyone. Viva RVP though!!!!
MrArsenal
13/06/2008 22:33:00
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Wouldn't mind seeing Wesley Sneijder in an Arsenal shirt, unlikely though. Also when fit Robben is a handful for anyone. Viva RVP though!!!!
MrArsenal
13/06/2008 22:33:00
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What a game and some great goals all round. Thoroughly enjoyable and nice to see Robin on the scoresheet.
flv
13/06/2008 22:40:00
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What a game and some great goals all round. Thoroughly enjoyable and nice to see Robin on the scoresheet.
flv
13/06/2008 22:40:00
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