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Video: Watch how Essien bodychecked Messi to stop Barcelona star

Published on: 01 February 2013

Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has earned huge praise for stopping Barcelona star Lionel Messi during Wednesday El-Classico.

Essien bodychecked the Argentine star off the ball as he had the world's best player in his pocket and owned the best player in the world time and again.

Essien uses Messi's weakness as an advantage as he nudges him off the ball

Watch video of Essien's action below


  • garment or glory says:
    February 01, 2013 02:31 pm
    why cant someone appreciate good works even when its very clear
  • phillbanger says:
    February 01, 2013 12:09 pm
    quophi go ask your mother the monkey who essian is.stupid his winning bonus can feed your whole family for a year u stupid baboon
  • Quophi says:
    February 01, 2013 10:53 am
    guys who is Essien?
  • Nana, USA says:
    February 01, 2013 10:36 am
    Chu u can go to hell. Enemy of progress.
  • Chu says:
    February 01, 2013 10:26 am
    Enough of Essien praises
  • daska says:
    February 01, 2013 07:29 am
    On the whole essien had a good game at the right back position. Nevertheless, he has to work on his speed.
  • Collins says:
    February 01, 2013 05:52 pm
    Ei enemies of progress hmm ghanaman
  • mojahadine says:
    February 01, 2013 11:54 pm
    The greatest ever to play the midfield from Africa bar none.