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Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben proud of reaching UCL milestone

Arjen Robben said he was "proud" to have made his 100th Champions League appearance but was more interested in winning another trophy.

Robben became the 32nd player in Champions League history to make a century of appearances as Bayern Munich cruised to a 3-0 home win over Celtic.

While the 33-year-old is still far off Iker Casillas' record of 170 Champions League matches, he is closing in on Bundesliga record holders Philipp Lahm and Oliver Kahn, who have appeared in 112 and 103 matches respectively.

Speaking to Sky, former Netherlands captain Robben, who retired from international football this month, said: "It's indeed something special.

"If it had not been for a few injuries, I could have made even more. I can be a bit proud about this.

"But it's not about records -- I would rather have another trophy on top."

With his current deal at Bayern expiring next year, Robben added that he was no rush to enter talks.

"I am very relaxed," he added. "I've also not been approached by anyone yet, and I am in no rush. I feel good and only focus on football."

Bayern's win marked a return to the European stage for Jupp Hynckes, whose last game in the competition was the club's victory in the 2013 final.

Aged 72 years and five months, he became the oldest man to have coached in the competition, taking the record from former Marseille boss Raymond Goethals, who won the title in 1993.

Goethals, who died at the age of 83 in 2004, remains the oldest coach to have ever lifted the trophy.

Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.


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