Video: Watch how Essien bodychecked Messi to stop Barcelona star
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