Michael Essien played in an exhibition match in Azerbaijan on Sunday as part of the series of events on Baku’s hosting 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League final match.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star was joined by ex-players Jerzy Dudek, Anderson Luis de Souza (Deco), Hamit Altintop, Nihat Kahveci, Andrey Arshavin and Revaz Arveladze.
Also, Azerbaijani veteran footballers Vali Gasimov, Nazim Suleymanov participated in the match.
Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi.
In addition, Shohrat Rahimov from the Regions League, and young football players selected through the competition Zaman Zahirzade, Mahammad Tanriverdiyev, and the captain of the ITV team Tural Dadashov, who won the "Intellectual Cup" took part in the game.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his daughter Leyla Aliyeva watched the match played in front of the National Museum of
The UEFA Europa League Cup then was presented to President Aliyev.