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Essien returns to boost Real Madrid against Dortmund in Champions League

Published on: 29 April 2013
Michael Essien could be starting for Real Madrid against Dortmund on Tuesday night.

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien's return for Real Madrid is a massive boost for the Spanish giants as they seek to overturn a massive 4-1 deficit against against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.

This follows the confirmation by manager Jose Mourinho of the injury to Alvaro Arbeloa ahead of the second-leg semi final tie against the dethroned German champions.

Real Madrid must overturn a 4-1 deficit suffered last week in the first leg game in Dortmund to have any chances of making it to the grand finale.

Essien sat out that heavy defeat as he was still recovering from his muscle injury.

Having fully recovered to play in Saturday's 2-1 win at rivals Atletico in La Liga, the on-loan Chelsea player looks set to start in Tuesday’s crucial game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Essien will be handed the difficult task of stopping flying German winger Marcos Reus who constantly tormented Sergio Ramos at the right side of the Real Madrid defence in the first leg clash.

The Ghana international should however be up to the task of carrying out his duty on the night with tonnes of experience behind him in the right-back position from his days with Chelsea.

Comments

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    April 30, 2013 03:57 am
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    April 29, 2013 11:46 pm
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    April 29, 2013 01:11 pm
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