Didier Drogba scores wondergoal but embarrassed by Mertesacker

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Didier Drogba had an eventful evening at the testimonial of his former Chelsea teammate Michael Ballack.

The Stamford Bridge legend scored a screamer in for the World XI against a Michael Ballack XI but was embarrassed by Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.

Ballack announced his retirement from football last October but had to wait until now before he could stage a farewell testimonial of sorts.

Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena was the setting for nearly 45000 fans to turn out to celebrate the former Germany captain’s final game.

The match was nearly called off after serious flooding in east and south Germany and the proceeds from the match are to be used to help the victims of the devastation.

Jose Mourinho was managing the World XI, while Rudi Voller took charge of the Ballack & Friends side, as some of world football’s biggest names turned out.

Alongside Drogba there were the likes of Michael Essien, Dimitar Berbatov, Phillipp Lahm and Andre Schürrle.

While Germany legend Lothar Matthäus, Dietmar Hamann, Torsten Frings and Formula One legend Michael Schumacher joined Ballack’s side

The former Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen star didn’t disappoint on the evening that was dedicated to him and his illustrious career

Ballack & Friends lost 3-4 to the World XI, though the winning goal was scored by Ballack for the World XI, after he swapped at half-time, and it completed his hat-trick.

However, the best goal of the night was scored by Drogba and it was a belter from all of 30 yards to make the score 3-3…

It wasn’t all good for the Ivorian, however, as Mertesacker showed an unusual deftness of touch to pirouette away with the ball and leave Drogba for dead – much to the delight, or disbelief, of Ballack…

Now sit back and watch all the goals from the match…

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Per Mertesacker
Dimitar Berbatov
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