A round-up of how all the Dutchmen fared in Europe’s biggest league’s over the weekend.

robben refGerman Bundesliga

Arjen Robben returned from the injury he suffered playing for Netherlands against Iceland back in September as he started for Bayern Munich against Koln. The winger took only 35 minutes to open the scoring with a composed finish in the box as Bayern ran out 4-0 winners. Robben lasted 65 minutes.

Bas Dost’s Wolfsburg earned a 1-0 win at Darmstadt with the striker playing the full ninety minutes.

Klaas jan Huntelaar started on the bench again for Schalke as they were defeated 3-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach. The striker came on the field after 73 minutes but failed to make an impact. Roul Brouwers was an unused sub for Gladbach.

Luc Castaignos was an unused substitute as Eintracht Frankfurt gained a much needed 2-1 win at Hannover 96.

English Premier League

The big game of the weekend saw Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United take on Manchester City. However the match ended up as a dull 0-0 draw with both Memphis Depay and Daley Blind rooted to the bench for the full game.

The Wear-Tyne derby also took place at the weekend as Sunderland took advantage of a controversial red card and penalty decision to beat Newcastle United 3-0. Georginio Wijnaldum, Daryl Janmaat and Vurnon Anita all featured for the Magpies, while Jeremain Lens tasted victory for the first time with Sunderland. Both Patrick van Aanholt and Siem de Jong were unused substitutes.

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton spoiled Jurgen Klopp’s first home Premier League game in charge of Liverpool as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw. Maarten Stekelenburg, Virgil van Dijk and Jordy Clasie all started the game for the Saints, with the latter lasting 76 minutes as he returns to fitness.

Nathan Ake was impressive at left back as Watford picked up a 2-0 win at Stoke City. Erik Pieters played the full ninety minutes for Stoke, but Ibrahim Affelay and Marco van Ginkel were unused substitutes.

Aston Villa are now rooted to the bottom of the table after a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City. Leandro Bacuna played the full game in midfield for Villa.

Italian Seria A

Lazio ran out 3-0 winners over Torino on Sunday with Ricardo Kishna appearing from the bench on 75 minutes. Edson Braafheid was an unused substitute, while Stefan de Vrij and Wesley Hoedt were absent.

Marten de Roon played 73 minutes as his Atalanta side went down 2-0 at champions Juventus.

Nigel de Jong was an unused substitute for AC Milan as they beat Sassuolo 2-0.

Spanish La Liga

Ricky van Wolfswinkel was an unused substitute in Real Betis 1-1 draw at Granada.

Portuguese Premiera Liga

Bruno Martins Indi was restored to the Porto backline for the visit of Braga and the Dutchman was impressive in a 0-0 draw.

Marvin Zeegelaar netted just before the break as Rio Ave held Estoril to a 2-2 draw.

Turkish Super Lig

Sunday saw Robin van Persie’s Fenerbahce locking horns with Wesley Sneijder’s Galatasaray. Van Persie lasted just over an hour of the game before being substituted with his side 1-0 up, but Sneijder provided the assist as Galatsaray earned a 1-1 draw late on.

Diego Biseswar netted a seven minute penalty as Kayserispor beat Eskisehirspor 3-1. Omer Bayram also started for Kayserispor but left the field injured on 11 minutes.

Russian Premier League

Quincy Promes was once again the hero for Spartak Moscow as the winger netted a double in the 3-2 victory over Dinamo Moscow, including a 91st minute winner.




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