Posted On Thursday, 11th April 2013
Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien is the only Ghanaian survivor in the Uefa Champions League.
The 30-year-old versatile player saw his Real Madrid side advance to the last four after a 5-3 aggregate win over Galatasary on Tuesday.
The Turkish giants won the reverse fixture 3-2 in Istanbul but was not enough to see them through.
The on-loan Chelsea ace is now Ghana’s sole representative in the competition after compatriot Kwadwo Asamoah saw his Juventus side crash out on a disappointing 4-0 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich.
The Old ladies of Italian football failed to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg and went down by the same margin in front of a packed crowd.
Essien is now in contention to win his second Champions League trophy after playing a part in Chelsea’s success despite not playing in the finals against Bayern Munich.