Essien on path to recovery after 90 minute outing

Michael Essien lasted the full 90 minutes in a warm up game for Panathinaikos as he continues to work his way towards a first competitive game for the Greek club.

The Ghanaian star has been troubled by niggling injuries since his move from AC Milan but looked in good shape as Panathinaikos romped to a 6-0 win over an over matched side.

Niko Kareli and Markus Berg scored braces each to help Panathinaikos on their way to an easy night out.

Essien is expected to join the first team in training as they prepare for their next game agaisnt Levadiakos.