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Fans in collective Karim Benzema demand after latest solo stunner in France's meeting with Denmark


 

Football fans the world over have flooded to social media on Friday evening, to send a collective plea to the powers that be in the game, regarding Karim Benzema.

Hitman Benzema, of course, marked his return to the international stage a short time ago.

Fresh off rounding out a stunning individual campaign with glory in the Champions League, the veteran hitman led the line for France in the country's Nations League opener versus Denmark.

The clash, ultimately, did not go to plan for Les Bleus, who were put to the sword by two goals to one owing to a late brace on the part of substitute Andreas Cornelius.

But that man Benzema nevertheless impressed once more, bagging France's only goal on the night courtesy of a brilliant solo effort.

After picking the ball up on the right flank, the Real Madrid star cut inside, exchanging passes with Christopher Nkunku before dancing his way beyond a trio of defenders and picking out the far corner in style:

And Benzema's latest endeavours, despite coming en route to a disappointing result for France, have not gone at all unappreciated amongst fans.

Taking to social media in their droves on Friday night, viewers have demanded that the 34-year-old be awarded football's most prestigious individual prize - the Ballon d'Or - for 2022.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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