Video: Essien Scores, Provides Exquisite Assist as Chelsea Legends Thump Bayern Munich Legends

Video: Essien Scores, Provides Exquisite Assist as Chelsea Legends Thump Bayern Munich Legends

Lukman Mumuni
updated at September 11, 2023 at 10:34 PM
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  • Michael Essien returned to Stamford Bridge for a charity game
  • The ex-Ghana international scored as Chelsea Legends beat Bayern Munich Legends
  • Essien also served an assist in an outstanding performance

Former Ghana international, Michael Essien produced a man of the match performance as Chelsea Legends thrashed Bayern Munich Legends in a charity game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The 40-year-old, who currently works as an assistant manager of Danish club, FC Nordsjaelland, showed no signs of retirement as he scored and provided an assist in the 4-0 win.

The Chelsea Legends saw former players John Terry, Florent Malouda, John Obi Mikel and Gary Cahill line up against their colleagues from the German Bundesliga.

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Michael Essien scored a stunning goal for Chelsea legends against Bayern Munich. Credit: @CFCPhotos
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The game was played to raise funds for donation in honour of club legend Gianluca Vialli.

In a video shared on social media, Essien started a finished an attack which involved Brazilian, Ramirez, to give the Blues the lead.

Former captain Terry doubled the lead before half-time after connecting to a Malouda cross from the left.

After the interval, Cahill extended the lead before Essien exquisitely found Thiago for Chelsea's fourth on a beautiful night in London.

Essien spent nine years at Stamford Bridge, winning several trophies including the UEFA Champions League, as reported by transfermarkt.

Essien sends goodwill message to Nuamah

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Ghana international, Michael Essien has sent a goodwill message to youngster, Ernest Nuamah, following his move to French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais.

Essien became a Lyon legend after a successful two-year stint saw him win back-to-back French league titles as well as the Ligue 1 Player of the Season in 2005.

The 40-year-old currently works with FC Nordsjaelland as an assistant coach and he is believed to have put in a word for Lyon's successful capture of Nuamah.

Ghanaian coach insists Essien is worth twice Caicedo

Ghanaian coach, Isaac 'Opeele' Boateng, has expressed shock at reports of Moises Caicedo's soon-to-be British record transfer fee.

The Ecuadorian midfielder is set to leave Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window, with Liverpool and Chelsea involved in a tug-of-war for his services.

News broke in the early hours of Friday morning that the Reds had reached an agreement with the Seagulls to sign Caicedo for a fee of £110 million.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.