2014 World Cup: Ghana star Michael Essien makes injury return, AC Milan suffer defeat

Michael Essien returned but Milan taste defeat

Michael Essien returned but Milan taste defeat

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana midfielder Michael Essien made a return from injury to play for AC Milan who slipped to a 2-0 defeat against AS Roma in the Italian Serie A on Friday evening. 

The 31-year-old climbed off the bench to replace another Ghanaian international Sulley Muntari in the 58th minute at the Stadio Olimpico as Roma applied the brakes on Milan’s six-game unbeaten run.

Essien sustained a thigh problem in early April and was ruled out for 14 days but took a little while to bid his time to return to action.

But on Friday night, manager Clarence Seedorf named the ex-Chelsea star on his bench and later introduced him to replace his Ghanaian international team-mate Sulley Muntari with 32 minutes left to play.

But Ivorian international Yao Gervinho scored a 65th minute goal to add to a Miralem Pjanic first-half strike to help Roma defeat their rivals.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Tony says:

    Hahaha… Essien days are over! I watched the full match and he can’t even run with the ball.haha… it was very funny

  2. living waters says:

    What are you talking about, we need the knowledge and experience of Essien on the field of play to succeed.

  3. delo-dino says:

    he pass his prime we need de likes of afreyia aquah to do the runin and tacklin the midfield for him

  4. Agwanu says:

    So both Muntari n Essien are benchwarmers??