Essien Injury Boost For Real Madrid Ahead Of Uefa Champions League Semis

Posted On Thursday, 11th April 2013

Michael Essien will be fit to play in the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League

Michael Essien will be fit to play in the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League

By Patrick Akoto

Real Madrid have been boosted by news that  Michael Essien’s injury is not as bad as first feared.

The Ghanaian international picked up a slight hamstring problem during Madrid’s 3-2 defeat at Galatasary in the second leg of the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday.

It was widely feared he could sit out for a number of weeks but sources close to the player has told GHANAsoccernet.com he will be fit for the semi-final of the Champions League.

Essien’s return to the pitch quicker-than-expected will serve as real boost for the Spanish giants ahead of the Champions League semi-final showdown.

Madrid will know their opponent after Friday’s draw with potential games against rivals Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich all possible.

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