Ballon d’Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOOSES his Ballon d’Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – Check Out

Ballon d’Or 2022: After his heroics leading to Real Madrid’s La Liga and UEFA Champions League victory in 2022, PSG forward Lionel…

Ballon d'Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d'Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema - Check Out
Ballon d'Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d'Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema - Check Out

Ballon d’Or 2022: After his heroics leading to Real Madrid’s La Liga and UEFA Champions League victory in 2022, PSG forward Lionel Messi has claimed that the Los Blancos forward Karim Benzema is the most deserving player to win the award. Setting aside the rivalry, Messi who has won the award a record 7 times and has last year has said ‘there is no doubt (Benzema) will win’. Follow Ballon d’Or 2022 Live Updates and Football Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

Benzema had the best season of his 13-year career at Real, scoring 44 goals with 15 assists in all competitions as they won a LaLiga-Champions League double. The 34-year-old topped the scoring charts in both competitions and netted hat-tricks against Paris St Germain and Chelsea in the knockout stages to secure Real’s progress.

Ballon d’Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d’Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – Check Out

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“There are no doubts, it’s very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up victorious in the Champions League,” PSG forward Messi said on Argentine television.

Ballon d'Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d'Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema - Check Out
Ballon d’Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d’Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – Check Out

The Ballon d’Or award for the best soccer player in the world will be presented on October 17, with the nominees set to be revealed on August 12. The prestigious trophy will now be awarded on the basis of a regular season from August to July rather than a calendar year.

Ballon d’Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d’Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – Check Out

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Karim Benzema has been a phenomenal player for the Los Blancos over the years. However, this season has been special. The French forward with his magnificent performance made a comeback into the France national squad. Benzema played a vital role for his side after coming to the rescue on many clutch games.

Real Madrid’s victory over Liverpool gave them their 14th European Cup triumph — twice as many as the next most successful team AC Milan. Benzema’s hat-trick in the second leg eliminated PSG 3-2 on aggregate in the last 16, yet again preventing the French club from winning Europe’s elite club competition for the first time.

“The Real Madrid game killed us, me and everyone in the dressing room. We had a lot of hope. It makes me want to win again,” Messi added.

“But the best team doesn’t always win the Champions League. I don’t take credit away from Real Madrid, they weren’t the best in this competition and yet they beat everyone.”

Ballon d’Or 2022: Lionel Messi CHOSES his Ballon d’Or Winner, sets aside rivalry and OPTS for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema – Check Out

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