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It smells bad for Benzema


Bad omen for Karim Benzema, who does not even appear on the podium of the Golden Player, a trophy awarded to Robert Lewandowski.

It is in a week that the winner of the Ballon d’Or will be known, during a ceremony organized in Paris at the Théâtre du Châtelet. And the trend seems rather unfavorable for Karim Benzema, based on the results of the Golden Player 2021, an equivalent trophy organized by Tuttosport, unveiled by Tuttosport.

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This is how Robert Lewandowski which was acclaimed by a jury of former glories (Shevchenko, Matthäus, Stoichkov, Butragueño, Nedved, Chapuisat, Toni, Eto’o, Costacurta, Van der Sar, Verón, Rui Costa and Lina Souloukou, leader of Olympiakos) . The Bayern Munich striker is ahead of Jorginho (2nd) and Lionel Messi (3rd), while Benzema is not even on the podium.

So this is a bad omen for the striker of the Blues and Real, yet considered a credible winner in France and on the side of Madrid. In the foreign press, except in Spain, Benzema is rarely cited as a favorite for the Golden Ball (the English press even places him behind Mohamed Salah, for example), unlike Messi, Jorginho or Lewandowski. For the Polish striker, the positive signals are linked, one week before the grand verdict …

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