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Arjen Robben plays first Eredivisie game in over 16 YEARS as he makes second debut for his first club Groningen after coming out of retirement... but 36-year-old Dutch legend limps off after just 30 minutes with injury Arjen Robben played his first Eredivisie match in over 16 years against PSV Dutchman played first game since coming out of retirement to join Groningen  Winger broke Robin Van Persie's record of biggest absence between games But the 36-year-old's return proved short lived after limping off 30 minutes in 

By Cian Cheesbrough For Mailonline

Published: 17:43 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 17:57 BST, 13 September 2020

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Arjen Robben played his first Eredivisie match in over 16 years after returning for first club Groningen in their league match against PSV.

The flying winger was named as captain as he started in his familiar right-midfield position for their season opener — but his comeback proved short lived as he was hauled off after 30 minutes through injury.

The 36-year-old sensationally came out of retirement this summer to make a sentimental return to the club where he started his career after previously hanging up his boots when he left German champions Bayern Munich in 2019.

Arjen Robben played his first league game for Groningen since coming out of retirement

Arjen Robben played his first league game for Groningen since coming out of retirement

The winger broke Robin Van Persie's record by playing his first Eredivisie game in over 16 years

The winger broke Robin Van Persie's record by playing his first Eredivisie game in over 16 years

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