Essien trains alone ahead of Real's trip to Dortmund

Michael Essien has been training alone at Real Madrid

Michael Essien has been training alone at Real Madrid

Michael Essien trained alone on Monday in Real Madrid’s penultimate workout before Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Borussia Dortmund. 

Essien took to the field at Real Madrid’s Football City in a session that included some ball exercises.

The versatile player has been battling a hamstring injury he picked up three weeks ago during their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Galatasaray.

Essien has sat out two Spanish La Liga games and has been trained in the gym.

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho needs a fully fit Essien to play the right-back role with Alvaro Arbeloa suspended.

If the on-loan Chelsea player fails to recover, Sergio Ramos will shift to his former role  and Pepe will partner Raphael Varane in central defence.


  1. Pk dee says:

    In 1954 Ghana won their frst afcon under de one year rule of Dr Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah as Prime Minister of Gold Coast,now Ghana.By then de nigerians were in de bush farmng vegetables for de Queen in then,nigeria wsnt institionalisd,no Nigeria Footbal Association(NFA) or Super Eagles unti 1961.they were jst in de bush ,no footbal,no recreation,no talent ,no eagles. nigeria my foot.

  2. Ooooo enaa why u dey so,let’s concentrate on our home issue And overlook at the drug dellers,sharp gee

  3. Big one says:

    @pk dee, pls make sensbl coment. 9jrians r our brodas n more 2 dat, d head line hs ntn 2 do wt 9ja.

  4. Quobs says:

    is not even 2weeks yet when he got injured so why are you saying three weeks for u people should check before u write

  5. Pk dee says:

    @big one-They startd it all,we wil finish dem wth de vein prid, especialy that propostros igbo thief,calls himsel king.igbos dont hav kigdom,dey gt titles for chief. so definitly,dat thief wil end up prison king in Ghana,mark my word.

  6. J.A says:

    get well soon d “matador”

  7. EBIEDE says:

    @Pk dee MORON are u high on some cheap drug or what??? Essien is 45 years old and he is so trying a lot to impress but the truth remains, you can never cheat nature…every week knee injury purely has got lots to do with age….. we know we are thieves and we are gradually teaching u ghananians how to be successful thieves + sakawaist ritualist…Bloody moron

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