Karim Benzema Never played this year, he continues to create ‘wow’ moments that make everyone choose to win this year’s prestigious Ballon d’Or.
Benzema broke Manchester City’s heart a week ago when he won a penalty in overtime to advance Carlo Ancelotti’s side to another Champions League final.
With Pep Guardiola chasing his first Champions League title at City, Benzema now has his fifth chance alongside the Spanish giants.
With only 15 days left to the final and despite having already secured a La Liga title, Ancelotti did not hesitate to make a team choice for Thursday’s match against bottom-placed Levante.
With players like Luka Modric, Vinicius Jr. and Federico Valverde on the pitch, it was Benzema who stole the show once again.
A goal from the French in the first half led him to a total of 323 goals at Los Blancos, occupying second place in Madrid’s all-time goalscoring chart, tied with Raúl.
Benzema’s show culminated in the second half when he best impressed ex-Madrid and Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario, famous for his poise and dancing feet in a 1:1 situation with the goalkeeper in the second half.
Benzema took a step back from Modric’s defensive splitting pass and scored a one-on-one goal with Levante goalkeeper Daniel Cardenas, while the striker showed great skill and composure as he moved around Cardenas calmly, allowing Vinicius to score easily.
His impressive skills have been applauded on the field as well as on social media. Many fans cheered on Twitter when Benzema dazzled the Levante backline. One fan called Benzema ‘Ronaldo’s best with a little Zidane’.
Check out Benzema’s skills here.
It’s a piece of Real Madrid’s magic! 😱
Another great pass from Modric, Benzema’s great patience and footwork confuses the keeper and Vini Jr’s tap 🤯 pic.twitter.com/NjTYpwPut0
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 12, 2022
Vinicius later added Madrid’s third goal of the match and the team’s sixth goal, a performance that would make Jurgen Klopp and his team worry ahead of their highly anticipated meeting in Paris for the European crown. because it was created.
Benzema is the top scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League, and if he and Madrid beat Liverpool on 28 May, the Ballon d’Or will certainly lead the way.