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Euro 2012: Rating the Dutch Players in the Netherlands V. Denmark Group B Game

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Euro 2012: Rating the Dutch Players in the Netherlands V. Denmark Group B Game
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According to Optajean's David Wall, one of the preeminent sources for statistical information in the footballing world, Holland winger Arjen Robben entered into Saturday's Group B opener against Denmark having missed his last 21 shots for club (Bayern Munich) and country.

Several of those misses—his extra-time penalty in the Champions League final against Chelsea, which compounded his miss in a key Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund—had drawn the ire of Bayern fans, who had taken to booing Robben in recent weeks.

That errant marksmanship followed Robben onto the international stage, where he was one of the most wasteful players in the Dutch starting XI Saturday.

Following the Danes' shock 1-0 win, where they managed just one less shot on target (four) to Holland despite seeing scant possession until the final minutes, questions may be asked about several of his teammates as well.

The task has become immeasurably more difficult for the Netherlands now, as they must navigate the dangerous waters of the Group of Death. Matches against Germany and Portugal await.

Here are the player ratings for the Denmark match.

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