Fit-again Michael Essien In Real Squad To Face Atletico In Madrid Derby

Posted On Saturday, 27th April 2013

Michael Essien has returned to the Real Madrid squad to face Atletico Madrid tonight.

Michael Essien has returned to the Real Madrid squad to face Atletico Madrid tonight.

Michael Essien has regained full fitness and named in Real Madrid squad to face Atletico on Saturday night at the Vicente Calderon in the Spanish La Liga.

The on-loan Chelsea player has been out for three weeks after spraining a muscle during a UEFA Champions League match against Galatasaray in the quarter-final stage.

Essien failed to recover in time for last week’s humiliating 4-1 loss at Borussia Dortmund in the semi-final first leg tie.

The versatile player is set to return to his right-back role in the absence of Alvaro Arbeloa who was not named in the 19-man squad.

REAL MADRID SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Casillas, Diego Lopez and Adan.

Defenders: Varane, Pepe, Albiol, Carvalho and Nacho.

Midfielders: Xabi Alonso, Essien, Khedira, Ozil, Di Maria, Modric, Callejon and Kaka.

Forwards: Higuain, Benzema and Morata.

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