This Monday evening, Karim Benzema was awarded the Ballon d'Or. He is the first French footballer to win this prestigious award since Zinedine Zidane in 1998.
The 34-year-old striker, who has had an exceptional year with Real Madrid, was the favourite to win the 2022 award. He scored 44 goals and provided 14 assists in 46 appearances in all competitions. In detail, he has scored 27 goals (12 assists) in 32 appearances in La Liga. In addition, he has scored 15 goals (2 assists) in 12 Champions League matches. Finally, he scored 2 goals in 2 Spanish Supercup matches. This is the most prolific season of his career. The French international, who made his return to the national team in 2021 after a five-year absence, was the key man in Madrid's fine season, which included the Spanish Supercup, La Liga and the Champions League in 2022.
Premier League is back tonight!
It’s already gameday for the Premier League as Brighton is facing Nottingham and Crystal Palace will play against the Wolves. Chelsea will travel to Brentford tomorrow. Let’s underline as well the opposition between the two leaders tomorrow, Arsenal vs ManCity at the Emirates Stadium.
How about the Blues?
Jonathan David interests Graham Potter
LOSC's striker Jonathan David is without any doubt the strongest man of this beginning of the season of Lille OSC. With 9 goals in the league, including 7 in the last 6 games, the 22-year-old Canadian striker is the top scorer in Ligue 1 alongside Neymar (PSG). Graham Potter would like to recruit him at the end of the year.