The fourth round of Champions League group games started on Tuesday with several Dutchmen in action. Below is a round-up of how they fared.

Blind nets in Manchester United win

Daley Blind netted his first Champions League goal as Manchester United defeated Benfica 2-0.

Blind was selected in the starting line-up by Jose Mourinho and hammered in a 78th minute penalty to cap a good performance by the Dutch international. Blind was influential going forward, but also flawless at the back with six interceptions and five clearances.

Strootman features as Roma hammer Chelsea

Kevin Strootman played the full ninety minutes as Roma hammered Chelsea 3-0 in Rome.

Stephen El Shaarawy netted a double in the first half before Diego Perotti sealed the victory late on.

Strootman played at DM and had a solid game with four tackles, three interceptions and a clearance. However, the Dutchman made fewer passes than his fellow Roma midfielders with only a 78% pass rate, lower than both Daniele de Rossi and Radja Nainggolan

Robben’s Bayern edge out Celtic

Bayern Munich were given a scare by Scottish champions Celtic before eventually coming out on top 2-1.

Arjen Robben started the game as Kingsley Coman fired the Germans to a first half lead in Glasgow, but Callum MacGregor equalised in the 74th minute for the hosts. Javi Martinez restored Bayern’s lead three minutes later and the Bavarians held on to take the victory with Robben substituted in the 93rd minute.

Robben didn’t have a great game with the now retired Dutch international not taking a single shot during the game. However, he did complete four dribbles and ended the game with an 85.9% pass accuracy.


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