Soccer News of Thursday, 11 April 2013
This year’s UEFA Champions league started with several Ghanaian players but just one player can be mentioned as the competition enters the Semi-final stage.
Michael Essien won the UEFA Champions League with English side Chelsea last season even though he didn’t play in the final game against Bayern Munich at the Alianz Arena.
The 30-year-old who is on loan from Chelsea has been active for Real Madrid in this season’s competition and could become the first Ghanaian player to win the UEFA Champions league two times in a row if the Spanish champions are able to lift the trophy.
Michael Essien is currently nursing an injury he sustained in their quarter final second leg 3-2 defeat to Galatasaray on Tuesday.
The Ghana midfielder who has been impressive for Jose Mourinho’s side in defence is likely to return to action for their semi-final game to be played with a yet to be known club.
German side Bayern Munich and Barcelona joined Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the last four after their respective aggregate victories over Galatasaray and Malaga on Tuesday.