Essien plays full throttle as Real Madrid beat Barcelona again

Michael-Essien saw full-time action for Real Madrid

Michael Essien played the entire duration of the match for Real Madrid in their 2-1 win Spanish La Liga derby against Barcelona.

The Ghana international started the match at right-back before moving to the middle.

Last Tuesday, he was an 83rd minute substitute in the 3-1 victory at the Camp Nou in the return leg of the Copa del Rey.

Essien is gradually establishing himself at Real Madrid.

Karim Benzema gave Los Blancos an early lead but Lionel Messi levelled just over 10 minutes later to become the joint-top scorer of all time in the Clasico.

Sergio Ramos headed in a corner to restore Madrid’s lead with nine minutes remaining, and Victor Valdes was sent off on the final whistle for a second yellow card after arguing with referee Miguel Angel Perez Lasa.

Real Madrid cut the gap between them and Barcelona to 13 points with a morale boosting 2-1 win over the Catalans at the Santiago Bernabeu.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Randy says:

    This is not a surprise news to us. Is he coming to play against Sudan? That is what we want to hear.

  2. Tanko says:

    Great game Mike! More of those. Be careful with THE GHANA BLACK STARS! The may ruin the little that you have left in you.

  3. Bronx says:

    I watched the game live and don’t remember seeing him move to the middle… Correct me if am wrong….

  4. GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:

    ESSIEN DONT WASTE UR TIME WITH PRIMITIVE MEDIOCRE NYANTAKYI N APPIAH. JEALOUS N GREEDY

  5. shit is real says:

    Essien played at rightback throughout the game, he wasn’t moved to the middle. Pls correct the info in your report.

  6. Ghanaman says:

    Gsn plz we all watched the match …essien was jux a passenger in that match…he is 2nd flop of the match afta david villa