Video: Watch how Essien bodychecked Messi to stop Barcelona star

Essien bodychecked the Argentine star off the ball as he had the world's best player in his pocket and owned the best player in the world time and again.

Messi (L) vies with Real Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien during the Spanish Copa del Rey

Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has earned huge praise for stopping Barcelona star Lionel Messi during Wednesday El-Classico.

Essien bodychecked the Argentine star off the ball as he had the world’s best player in his pocket and owned the best player in the world time and again.

Essien uses Messi’s weakness as an advantage as he nudges him off the ball

Watch video of Essien’s action below

READERS COMMENTS

  1. daska says:

    On the whole essien had a good game at the right back position. Nevertheless, he has to work on his speed.

  2. Chu says:

    Enough of Essien praises

  3. Nana, USA says:

    Chu u can go to hell. Enemy of progress.

  4. phillbanger says:

    quophi go ask your mother the monkey who essian is.stupid his winning bonus can feed your whole family for a year u stupid baboon

  5. why cant someone appreciate good works even when its very clear

  6. Collins says:

    Ei enemies of progress hmm ghanaman

  7. mojahadine says:

    The greatest ever to play the midfield from Africa bar none.