Michael Essien Is Ghana’s Sole Representative In Uefa Champions League

Posted On Thursday, 11th April 2013

Michael Essien is Ghana's sole representative in the Uefa ChampionsLeague

Michael Essien is Ghana’s sole representative in the Uefa ChampionsLeague

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.