Ghanaian legend Michael Essien was at the Bernabeu as a special guest as his former clubs Real Madrid and Chelsea locked horns in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
The former Chelsea midfield kingpin played for both teams and watched them battle for a place in the semi-final of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League.
Essien spent one season at the Santiago Bernabeu during José Mourinho’s tenure but it was at Chelsea that he made a niche for himself.
He’s the Ghanaian footballer with most goals in the history of the UEFA Champions League with 11 goals to his name.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side proved too much for their English opponents, with goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio sealing a comfortable 2-0 victory.
He became Chelsea’s record signing when the club forked out £24.4 million to price him away from Lyon in 2005.
He won the UEFA Champions League title with the London based club when they beat Bayern Munich in Munich on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in 2012.