Mar 11, 2013 12:45 EDT
Nigerian Innocent Emeghara scored one goal and created the other as Siena won 2-1 at Palermo in a weekend Serie A relegation clash.
Feb 23, 2013 16:37 EST
Real Madrid had to come from behind as second-half goals from Kaka and Gonzalo Higuain handed them a hard-fought 2-1 at relegation threatened Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.
Jan 30, 2013 17:43 EST
French youngster Raphael Varane headed in a late goal as Real Madrid salvaged a 1-1 draw against bitter rivals Barcelona in their Spanish Cup semi-final first-leg clash on Wednesday.
Jan 19, 2013 21:26 EST
Ghana, picked by psychics in South Africa to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, kick off their campaign Sunday against DR Congo, a side never far from confusion and controversy.
Jan 16, 2013 17:54 EST
Holders Barcelona's hopes of retaining the Spanish Cup hang in the balance after being held 2-2 at home by 10-man Malaga in their Spanish Cup quarter-final first leg clash on Wednesday.
Jan 15, 2013 17:18 EST
Real Madrid took a big step towards the Spanish Cup semi-finals on Tuesday as they beat Valencia 2-0 in their quarter-final first leg clash at the Bernabeu.
Jan 07, 2013 09:19 EST
New Senegalese signing Demba Ba made an immediate impact for Chelsea at the weekend, scoring twice on debut in a 5-1 FA Cup third-round triumph away to Southampton.
Dec 20, 2012 19:57 EST
With Barcelona having made a record start to the season and Lionel Messi hitting the most goals in a calendar year it is easy to forget the clouds of uncertainty that hung over the Camp Nou last summer as they sought to topple champions Real Madrid.
Nov 12, 2012 14:42 EST
Senegal striker Mame Diouf scored one goal and set up another in Hanover 96's brilliant comeback from two down to beat VfB Stuttgart 4-2 in the German Bundesliga over the weekend.
Nov 06, 2012 17:57 EST
Mesut Ozil saved Madrid with a brilliant late free-kick to earn a Champions League point in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.
Nov 05, 2012 13:20 EST
Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema will miss Tuesday's Champions League game against German champions Borussia Dortmund, coach Jose Mourinho revealed on Monday.
Nov 05, 2012 09:02 EST
Second-half goals from Ghanaian brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew clinched Marseille's 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1 over the weekend.
Nov 03, 2012 19:14 EDT
Real Madrid beat Zaragoza 4-0 on Saturday but remain eight points behind record breaking Barcelona who earlier won 3-1 against Celta Vigo to go three points ahead of the pack.
Oct 31, 2012 19:07 EDT
A double by Karim Benzema and goals from Kaka and Jose Rodriguez saw Real Madrid to a 4-1 first-leg victory at Alcoyano on Wednesday and barring a major shock in the return leg a place in the Last 16 of the Spanish Cup.
Oct 29, 2012 11:08 EDT
Senegalese players Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse each scored to secure Newcastle's 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League over the weekend.
Oct 20, 2012 14:34 EDT
Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a goal apiece in either half as Real Madrid eased past Celta Vigo with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Oct 19, 2012 22:50 EDT
Real Madrid are battling an injury crisis ahead of their home clash with Celta Vigo on Saturday as World Cup duty threatens the team's La Liga pursuit of bitter rivals Barcelona.
Oct 01, 2012 13:28 EDT
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he wants to return to an English Premier League club after his spell in the Spanish capital comes to an end.
Sep 29, 2012 01:36 EDT
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez feels their eight-point lead over Real Madrid has piled the pressure on their bitter rivals ahead of La Liga's first clasico of the season a little over a week away.
Sep 24, 2012 16:38 EDT
Real Madrid kept Barcelona in their sights as an early goal from Karim Benzema put them on their way to a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano - but they remain eight points behind the Catalan side, who are yet to drop a point this season.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Full name||Michael Kojo Essien|
|Date of birth||December 3, 1982|
|Place of birth||Accra, Ghana|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder, Defender|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:32, 8 December 2009 (UTC).|
† Appearances (Goals).