Karim Benzema is world best striker, 2022 Ballon d’Or sure for him – Casemiro
The 2022 Ballon d’Or will go to striker Karim Benzema, according to Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro. He acknowledged the Frenchman’s ability to score goals and proclaimed him to be “the best striker in the world” at the moment.
On August 10, Benzema is 34 scored in Los Blancos’ 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup to assist his team win another championship.
Vinicius Jr. helped the Frenchman on his second goal, which he finished with a first-time effort.
The striker had an outstanding 2021–22 season, aiding Real Madrid in capturing the Supercopa de Espaa, La Liga, and the Champions League. He played in just 46 games in all competitions, scoring 44 goals and dishing out 15 assists.
As a result, in Casemiro’s opinion, Benzema will undoubtedly take home the Ballon d’Or this year. After their Super Cup victory, he remarked (via Madrid Zone):
“Benzema will undoubtedly win the Ballon d’Or,” The midfielder from Brazil added:
Karim is currently the top striker in the world, when before we didn’t pay much attention to him because we had a player who scored a lot of goals.
With his goal against Eintracht Frankfurt, Benzema passed Raul to rank as Los Blancos’ second-highest individual scorer with 324 goals. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (450) has scored more goals for a Spanish club than the Frenchman.
The Europa League winners gave the Champions League winners some competition in the match, despite being the favorites for the Super Cup.
Thibaut Courtois had to make three stops as Frankfurt forced various chances throughout the game. They were unable to seriously trouble the seasoned Madrid defense, though.
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In the first half, Real Madrid also had a couple opportunities to score, but defender Tuta successfully cleared Vinicius Jr.’s shot off the goal line.
In the 37th minute, David Alaba gave Los Blancos the lead after Casemiro’s header put him in front of an open goal.
Real Madrid once more had numerous opportunities in the second half before dismantling Frankfurt. Vinicius Jr. made his customary move down the left side and sprinted for the goal.
Then, at the edge of the penalty area, he sent the ball to Benzema. Kevin Trapp, who had a chance to save the Frenchman’s first-time shot, failed to do so.
The 14-time Champions League champions then controlled the match effectively to capture their first trophy of the year and fourth overall.”
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