Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema lauded as the world's best

Karim Benzema is leading the race for the Ballon d’Or this year.

Real Madrid beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the UEFA Super Cup final to claim their first trophy of the 2022/23 season.

Karim Benzema scored the second goal which was his 324th goal for Real Madrid that takes him to second place above Raul in the all-time goal scorers list.

Carlo Ancelotti has no doubt that Benzema will win the Ballon d’Or trophy this year.

“[Benzema] is a leader,” Ancelotti told Movistar. “If we’re here, it’s partly because of him. He scored a lot of goals. Now for the Ballon d’Or… Are there any doubts? I don’t think anyone has doubts about that.”

“For us he’s the most important player, he’s the most efficient player in the world in this moment,” Ancelotti said in his post-match news conference. “He was important to win the Champions League. He didn’t score in the final but with his goals, we played the final.

“He scored against [Manchester] City, against Chelsea, against Paris [Saint-Germain]. He’s so important for us, there’s no doubt that at this moment he’s the best.”


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