Arjen Robben has been one of the best players at the 2014 World Cup finals so far, and the Netherlands international was at it again on Monday.
The Dutch made it three wins out of three to clinch Group B with victory over Chile, thanks to yet another brilliant performance from the Bayern Munich winger.
It was a grand occasion for the former Chelsea and Real Madrid star, as he was wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of the suspended Robin van Persie.
The 30-year-old was a menace to the South American side, kept their central defenders on their toes and almost scored a wondergoal.
Fittingly enough, Robben was involved in both the Netherlands’ goals. It was his corner in the 77th minute that Daryl Janmaat collected and delivered for Leroy Fer to head home.
Then in the second minute of injury time, Robben played a sensationally incisive pass to set up Memphis Depay for the goal that wrapped up a 2-0 victory and with it a place in the round of 16 as Group B winners.
After the match, PSV midfielder Depay, whose performances at the World Cup have seen him linked with both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, took to social networking site Twitter to hail Robben.
3 matches. 9 points! And what a pass by Arjen! pic.twitter.com/eqdbUmxoXE— Memphis (@MemphisDepay22) June 23, 2014
Robben has been one of the outstanding players in the group stage in Brazil, and also one of the most consistent.
The Bayern star ran Spain ragged in their opening match and scored two goals, and was on target against Australia as well.
Depay also found the net against Australia, and it seems that everyone in the Netherlands squad is enjoying himself at the World Cup.