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Essien did not make the Real Madrid team for the game against Manchester City
By Ameenu Shardow
Michael Essien did not make the Real Madrid team for the UEFA Champions League game at Manchester City to be played on Wednesday.
The Ghana international will be sitting out of Los Blancos’ second straight game due to an unspecified injury.
The 29-year-old has been enjoying regular action lately under Jose Mourinho but missed the weekend’s 5-1 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao due to the same injury he reportedly picked up in training.
Essien has suffered a series of serious injuries in recent years which ultimately cost him his regular place at Chelsea – necessitating his move to the Spanish giants.
He appeared to be on his way to rediscovering his form that earned him the reputation as one of the finest midfielders in the world with his run of regular first team action in Madrid.
The fresh injury is thus a setback to his bid to reclaim his lost glory.
The ex Olympique Lyon player played his ...
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