Sadio Mane has claimed Karim Benzema should win the Ballon d’Or – despite the fact he is also in the running.
The Senegal star enjoyed an impressive season last term and has continued that form into the current campaign. With Liverpool he claimed two domestic cups whilst finishing second in the Premier League and collecting a runners-up medal in the Champions Laegue.
On that night in Paris it was Benzema and Real Madrid who ended Liverpool’s hopes of picking up a seventh European crown. It capped off what was a sensational year for the Frenchman, who has continued to blossom as his career’s gone on.
Benzema didn’t score in the final, but was prolific in the knockout stages as he continued to step up when Los Blancos looked down and out. Benzema scored a hat-trick in just 17 minutes to produce a stellar comeback against PSG in the last 16.
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He then cut through Chelsea’s defence, scoring four times across the two legs as the Spain side saw off the Blues 5-4 on aggregate. Benzema also scored the winning penalty which knocked out Manchester City in the semi-finals, helping him end the European campaign with 15 goals.
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