Robben: Vidal wanted to take my penalty

The Netherlands international says his new teammate will have to get used to the spot kick pecking order at Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben says new signing Arturo Vidal wanted to take his penalty in the 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to victory at the Allianz Arena thanks to two goals from Thomas Muller and a Robben penalty, which Muller allowed him to take despite being on a hat trick.

Chile international Vidal was the designated penalty taker at his former club Juventus, but Robben says the Chile international will have to accept his place in the hierarchy at the Allianz-Arena.

“We have a clear pecking order for penalties,” Robeen said. “Thomas is taker number one, I’m number two. But it’s good that Arturo also wanted to take it. It’s better than everyone being scared.”

Muller himself had already scored from 12 yards to double Bayern’s lead and said Vidal had also asked to take the first spot kick.

"Arturo was Juventus' penalty taker and he asked me if he could take it, but it's all about being part of a team at Bayern Munich,” Muller said.

FCB is hoping to make it four consecutive Bundesliga titles this season and has opened the new campaign with three straight victories.

Robben says Saturday’s win was a signal of the club's intentions to dominate Germany once again.

“A 3-0 win is a very good statement of intent,” he said. “We’ve played very, very well and deserved the win against top-class opponents. We have very quick wide players. We need to be moving the ball at speed and creating one-on-one situations."