The French Karim Benzemastriker for Real Madrid, has been chosen as the best player in the 2021/22 Champions League by UEFA’s panel of Technical Observers, the continental body reported on Tuesday.
Benzema was one of the decisive players for the set of Carlo Ancelotti won the 14th title in his history in the top continental competition and the fifth of his career since joining the white club from Lyon.
The French attacker, who this Monday joined the concentration of the French team in Clairefontaine after Sunday’s celebrations with the local authorities and the fans at the Santiago Bernabéu, was proclaimed top scorer in the Champions League with 15 goals.
Ten of those goals were achieved in the knockout rounds. He achieved two hat-tricks in a row in the round of 16 against PSG and in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Chelsea. He continued in the second leg with the extra-time goal that finished off the defending champions, and against Manchester City he added a brace at the Etihad and another penalty goal in extra time to see Real Madrid through to the final in Paris. .
Benzema is in third place among all-time Champions goalscorers along with the Pole Robert Lewandowskiwith 86 goals, just behind the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (140) and the Argentine Leo Messi (125).
The panel of Observers also chose the ideal eleven of the season, in which his teammates are together with Benzema Thibaut Courtoiselected the best player in the final, Luka modric Y Vincius Juniorscorer of the winning goal against Liverpool, which has four players in the team.
The eleven is as follows: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool), Anthony Rudiger (Chelsea), Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Kevin deBruyne (Manchester City), fabinho (Liverpool), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid).
Vinícius Júnior was, in turn, chosen as the best young player of the season, in which he distributed six assists and scored four goals, including the one in the final.
According to the criteria of
- Karim Benzema
- Vincius Junior
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