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Real Madrid win anytime Michael Essien plays at the Bernabeu in La Liga

Published on: 19 February 2013

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has become synonymous with wins for Real Madrid when he plays a league match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid have been impressive anytime the on-loan Chelsea midfielder plays at home in the Spanish La Liga. 

The victims have been Celta Vigo, Zaragoza, Real Sociedad, Getafe, Sevilla and last Sunday Rayo Vallecano.

Essien is a trusted man for Jose Mourinho and was always available in the absence of left-backs Coentrao and Marcelo were both injured.

That has allowed him to play up to six games at home and always with the same result, Real Madrid winning.

With Essien in the starting lineup, before facing the Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid had won at the Bernabeu to Celta Vigo (2-0), Zaragoza (4-0), Real Sociedad (4-3), Getafe (4-0) and Sevilla (4-1).


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Tanko says:
    February 19, 2013 01:18 pm
    He is trusted by the head coach (Daddy)Jose knows why he brought him to Madrid and it is paying off. Good for you Mike!
  • mojahadine says:
    February 19, 2013 01:26 pm
    GSN, stop this nonsense of overhyping Esien, Real Madrid do not need him to win games. Its good with or without him.
  • Stephen says:
    February 20, 2013 05:59 am
    It's soo exciting when you see morinho decisions really paying makes you feel proud as a madrid fun