Michael Essien

  • As it happened: Germany vs Ghana, World Cup 2014 June 22, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group G encounter between Germany and Ghana at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Germany repeated their feat from four years ago by opening the World Cup with a 4-0 victory. Now they hope there won't be a repeat...
  • Michael Essien finalises move from Chelsea to Milan January 27, 2014

    Michael Essien has completed his move to AC Milan after spending eight-and-a-half years at Chelsea, the English Premier League club said on Monday. The Ghana midfielder joined the Londoners in 2005 during which time they won the Champions League, the Premier League twice and the FA Cup four times. Essien spent last...
  • Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-2 in Jose Mourinho's last game June 1, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-2 on Saturday in Jose Mourinho's last game before his expected return to the Premier League. After the Santiago Bernabeu fans greeted Mourinho with a mix of applause and jeers, Gonzalo Higuain opened in the 35th minute before Michael Essien headed in Madrid's second goal three...
  • Injury to Khedira leaves Real in a spot of bother October 25, 2012

    Madrid: The latest injury to Real Madrid's German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday. Khedira was forced off in the 20th minute of Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund when...
  • Real Madrid sign Essien on loan from Chelsea September 1, 2012

    Madrid: Real Madrid have agreed to take Ghana midfielder Michael Essien on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season, the Spanish champions said on Friday, The 29-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Olympique Lyon in 2005, links up again with former Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho. The combative midfielder has won...
  • Liverpool shatter Chelsea's top-four dreams May 9, 2012

    Liverpool: Liverpool took advantage of Chelsea's erratic defending to earn an emphatic 4-1 win on Tuesday, gaining a small measure of revenge for Saturday's FA Cup final loss and putting the Blues out of contention for fourth place in the English Premier League. Three days after Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at...
  • Chelsea's injury list grows; Carvalho, Deco sidelined September 23, 2008

    London: Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho and midfield maestro Deco have been sidelined with injuries. Carvalho damaged his ligament in the early stages of the draw they played out against Manchester United on Sunday and could miss upto a month of action. Portuguese playmaker Deco missed the game against United after tearing a...