Ballon d’Or: Vinicius enters the campaign for Karim Benzema

Scorer against Levante Thursday night (6-0), Karim Benzema was for once not the No. 1 architect of Real Madrid’s big victory.

Again very good, Karim Benzema was nevertheless upstaged on Thursday evening during Real Madrid’s big victory against Levante in La Liga (6-0). And for good reason, his teammate Vinicius Junior scored a magnificent hat-trick, proving at the same time that Real Madrid did not have only one player capable of stacking up goals. Karim Benzema of course remains the Merengue’s top scorer, whether in La Liga and even more so in the Champions League. Statistics that make him the big favorite in the race for the Ballon d’Or, even if the competition from Sadio Mané is serious. At the microphone of Movistar after the victory of Real Madrid against Levante, Vinicius Junior drew up the praises of Karim Benzema. And for the Brazilian, it’s clear that the Ballon d’Or cannot escape the former Olympique Lyonnais striker.

Vinicius very complimentary towards Benzema

“The connection I have with Benzema is very good, I hope it will last until he retires. And I hope he takes her here. I hope he wins the Ballon d’Or.” launched Vinicius Junior, for whom it is simply unthinkable that Karim Benzema does not win the Ballon d’Or in view of his season. It must be said that the French carries the Merengue on his shoulders, whether in the league or in the Champions League, where his crucial goals carried Real Madrid to the final against PSG, Chelsea or Manchester City. For his part, Carlo Ancelotti is delighted to be able to count on a duo as complicit and effective as that formed by Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior. “They played very well again this (Thursday) evening, like since the start of the season. They combined very well. It’s the work of the whole team that puts them in the best conditions to express their qualities. Then it was time that helped the two get along so well on the pitch.” appreciated the Italian coach, who now has his fingers crossed that Vinicius and Karim Benzema pull off a very big game in the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28.

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