Some things in life are certain: death, taxes and Arjen Robben cutting in onto his left foot and finding the corner.
The top-level footballers all have their trademark tricks. Diego Maradona and Johan Cruyff both brought in their own original skills and you see those tricks everywhere these days - from Sunday League to the Champions League.
Robben's is a simple but effective one that he continued to use to devastating effect throughout his decorated career.
While it is a tad strange that defenders don't prioritise showing Robben onto his considerably weaker right-foot given they know what he's going to do, he has perfected the art of shaping to shoot from the right side of the pitch.
Genuinely, there aren't many better sights in football than seeing Robben pick up the ball, slamom past a couple of challenges before bending one into the top bins.
Sometimes predictability can be a beautiful thing and it's definitely the case with Robben, who is the subject of many compilations on YouTube in tribute to his archetypal cut-ins.
Robben announced his retirement from professional football in July last year but we might yet see more of his trusty left peg in action after he confirmed his comeback plan with boyhood club FC Groningen.
ARJEN ROBBEN MAAKT COMEBACK BIJ FC GRONINGEN!:green_heart:#Arjenvolgjehart#laatonsweereensjuichen pic.twitter.com/QHIkzbZojM
- FC Groningen (@fcgroningen) June 27, 2020
On Saturday, Groningen, who Robben joined as a 12-year old, revealed the former Chelsea and Real Madrid man is training with the club in hope of building his fitness and working his way into the squad for next season's Eredivisie campaign.
Brazilian side Botafogo were said to have offered Robben a route back into the game but he will now do so with the team he made his first-team debut with as a 16-year old many moons ago.
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