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Essien named in Real Madrid squad for Copa del Rey

Michael Essien has been named in Real Madrid's squad for Copa del Rey

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has named Michael Essien in his 20-man squad to face Celta Vigo tonight in the quarter-finalĀ of the Copa del Rey.

Essien has been sidelined for recent matches after an allergic reaction to a medicine given to him by the club.

The 30-year-old was at his parent club Chelsea last week but returned to Madrid to train with the Los Blancos.

The on-loan player has been one of the most versatile players at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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