Citi-Real: Champions League or Golden Ball? Benzema has his priority

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Karim Benzema did not defer the question long after the meeting on Tuesday evening. If he had to choose only one, the French striker, author of the double against Manchester City (3-4), would prefer to lift the fifth Champions League with his teammates rather than the first Golden Ball staff.

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A giant among giants in a match of titans. All the glories of the earth are no longer enough to qualify the service of this order. Karim Benzema kept his team alive after the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, thanks to a brilliant double including a daring Panenka at the end of the match, while he sustained on two failures in this penalty exercise.

For his 600th match in a real jersey, Benzema took away all the yearning for the great player he has become, blowing hot and cold. A fire broke out to wake up a team on ropes. Ice to convert a penalty that he himself had helped achieve. ,

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This is psychic power, cold blooded. Goalkeepers look at me, see how I take the penalty. There are times when you have to change,” commented Benzema politely. Chelsea in the quarter-finals (3-1, 2-) after his hat-trick against Paris SG in the round of 16 (0-1, 3-1). 3) AP), who have scored no less than nine goals since the start of the knockout stage of the queen event.

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“Champions League Live!”

41 achievements in 41 matches, all competitions combined, and above all 14 achievements that allow him to settle at the top of the scoring charts of this C1, only three lengths from Cristiano Ronaldo’s historical record in a season. More than ever, Karim Benzema is the No. 1 contender for the Ballon d’Or. “I think above all about winning the Champions League and La Liga. I am mostly focused on the collective goals,” he chuckled. But to choose between winning a fifth Champions League with Real Madrid or the first Ballon d’Or, Benzema still thinks collectively: “Champions League direct! (laughs)”, he assured.

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