(Video): UEFA throws back to Michael Essien’s rocket shot in Champions League to celebrate the Chelsea legend’s birthday

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien celebrates his 36th birthday and UEFA posted a video of him scoring a thunderbolt shot against Barcelona in the Champions League.

That game ended in tears for the Chelsea fans and players who had hoped to reach a second Champions League final in two years. Essien was majestic on the ball in his heyday at Chelsea and earned respect for his control of the midfield and hard tackling.

Let’s join UEFA wish our legend a happy birthday!