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Ghana duo Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari man AC Milan midfield in 2-0 defeat to Liverpool

Published on: 03 August 2014
Joe Allen of Liverpool competes with Sulley Muntari of AC Milanduring the International Champions Cup 2014 match against Liverpool and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Ghana duo Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari were handed starting roles by AC Milan coach Pippo Inzaghi in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday in International Champions Cup final in Miami.

A defensive howler by Essien gifted Liverpool the opener as Joe Allen horribly caught him in possession.

Allen’s first attempt hit the upright, Abbiati parried from Raheem Sterling, but Allen eventually bundled over the line.

Balotelli and goalkeeper Gabriel came on for the second half, the striker’s free kick deflected off target from distance and Essien managed to charge down.

Essien played for 65 minutes and was replaced by Crisante while Muntari was substituted after 81 minutes by Poli.

Milan: Abbiati (Gabriel 46); Abate (Zapata 81), Bonera, Rami (Mexes 65), De Sciglio (Albertazzi 76); Muntari (Poli 81), Essien (Cristante 65), Saponara; Niang, Pazzini (Balotelli 46), El Shaarawy (Honda 65)



This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • Kofi(Atlanta) says:
    August 03, 2014 04:06 pm
    To be fair both Essien and Muntari did pretty well. Essien, apart from his terrible mistake was above average. Muntari was great.... He still needs to calm down and stop challenging referees unnecessary.
  • Kwame(Nkawkaw) says:
    August 03, 2014 04:37 pm
    What terrible mistake?,Kofi
  • Fish says:
    August 03, 2014 02:42 pm
    Essien and Muntari in AC Milan defeat and so what GSN gossipers?.
  • kaara says:
    August 04, 2014 08:31 am
    so u expect wit these 2 players @ pippo
  • Tesqui says:
    August 03, 2014 08:56 pm
    Muntari we need for nations 2015
  • Klement says:
    October 12, 2014 11:30 am
    The FIFA president should call Sulley,KP Boateng&Essien back to black stars