Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


<b>Arjen Robben</b> is one of the most senior players in the Netherlands squad, with 62 caps. And having been a regular <br> in the FC Bayern Munich team for the last three seasons, one player who will know all about him is... ...club team-mate and Germany captain <b>Philipp Lahm.</b> With Robben likely to play on the right side of midfield, <br> Lahm could well be seeing a lot of his club colleague in Amsterdam on Wednesday night The two players faced off against one another most recently at the UEFA European Championships in the summer, a game in which Germany were 2-1 victors Another Dutch star in the Bundesliga is Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of FC Schalke 04. Just as he does for the Royal Blues, <br> the striker boasts an impressive scoring record for the the <I>Oranje</i>, with 34 goals in 59 appearances It will be down to Mats Hummels to keep the prolific 'Hunter' in check, a task which the 23-year-old, a stawart in the Borussia Dortmund team, will no doubt relish These two are both survivors of the last meeting in Ukraine in June, where Hummels (r.) helped <br> keep Huntelaar (l.), who came off the bench as a substitute, quiet in the 2-1 victory Unquestionably a legend at Hamburger SV and at home again in his second spell in the Bundesliga, Germany will also be aware of the threat that <br> <b>Rafael van der Vaart</b> poses. The 29-year-old has made a mammoth 102 appearances for his country and has scored 21 goals Due to the spate of injuries that has depleted Germany's squad, Bayer 04 Leverkusen's <b>Lars Bender</b> could very well be charged with marking van der Vaart. It will be no easy task, but Bender was in the winning Germany team against the Netherlands at EURO 2012 and is unlikely to be fazed by the challenge Schalke have another Dutchman in the Holland squad in elusve midfielder <b>Ibrahim Afellay</b>, who has enjoyed a superb start to his Bundesliga career <br> since joining on loan from Barcelona in the summer, and will also be anxious to make up for the defeat at the European Championnships And Afellay could be seeing quite a lot of his Schalke team-mate <b>Benedikt Höwedes</b>, who could be in line to start for Germany due to the withdrawal of Jerome Boateng. Höwedes, Schalke's captain, is in excellent form himself, having led the club to their best start in a Bundesliga campaign for over 40 years Werder Bremen's <b>Eljero Elia</b> has been recalled to the Ducth squad, now led by former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal. <br> The 24-time Dutch international earned his nomination on the back of some impressive performances for Bremen Another player to fly the Schalke flag abroad is <b>Lewis Holtby</b>. The 22-year-old is in line for only his third international cap, <br> having made his debut exactly two years ago in the goalless draw with Sweden VfL Wolfsburg striker <b>Bas Dost</b> is yet another Bundesliga star to have hit form of late, after finding the net three times in his last three league outings. <br> At 6ft 5", the towering striker will be out to make life difficult for the Germany back four and... goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was also part of the Germany side that saw off the Netherlands at EURO 2012. <br> In eleven Bundesliga outings so far this season, the 26-year-old has kept eight clean sheets and conceded four
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