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Ballon d’Or: Benzema’s tackle


Only fourth in the Ballon d’Or and a good distance from the podium, Karim Benzema showed his disappointment on Instagram.

Lobbying real Madrid will not have worked this time. While the merengue club seemed to have played a significant role in some of the coronations of Cristiano Ronaldo or in those of Luka Modric or Fabio Cannavaro, the efforts of Madrid leaders under wraps and the speeches of former glories of the Casa Bianca did not convince the 180 journalists responsible for designating the Ballon d’Or to vote overwhelmingly for Karim Benzema.

Thus, while some imagined him to be able to mingle in the fight announced between Lionel messi and Robert lewandowski, the tricolor striker does not even finish on the podium of the Golden Ball 2021. Jorginho’s fault, crowned with Chelsea in the Champions League and with Italy at the Euro. And the snub is all the greater for the former Olympique Lyonnais player as he finishes with almost half as many points as the Blues midfielder …

Absent from the ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Frenchman also made short work on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone who supported me. I play football for you, and the show continues », he wrote soberly. The tone was a little more incisive on Instagram, however. I play for people who know football ”, can we read in a message relayed by KB9 in the middle of messages of support from some of his teammates.

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