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The powerful midfielder excelled in his La Liga debut as Los Blancos won 2-0 against Vallecanos

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien marked his La Liga debut for Real Madrid on Monday night as Los Blancos defeated Rayo Vallecano 2-0 at the Vallecas.

The 29-year-old exhausted the full duration of the game with another decent performance.

His first Real Madrid game was in the Uefa Champions League when Jose Mourinho’s men beat Manchester City 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

The ‘Bison’ has already justified his place in the Whites' starting line-up as he continues to impress.

Essien is on loan at Real Madrid from Chelsea, but his good start to his loan spell will raise questions as to why the Blues manager, Roberto Di Matteo allowed him to leave Stamford Bridge.

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