Listen to this story



Karim Benzema at his best and possible candidate for the Ballon d'Or

German Centeno
6 min read
Karim Benzema at his best and possible candidate for the Ballon d'Or
Benzema's great moment

The Real Madrid and French national team striker celebrates a new title in his career, this time at the centenary San Siro in Milan. The League of Nations has become a tournament that allows UEFA to raise more income and offer more football for the fans, so this time it was possible to see France and Spain play the grand final.

That is how the French team managed to beat Spain and keep that title, but something different from Benzema with respect to all the other scorers in the tournament has been, that while the others celebrated the goals by raising their arms or sending kisses to the stands, the Frenchman celebrated his goal in the final as if he were winning the Champions League, managing to spread that joy to all his teammates.

Benzema's first title with the French national team

Karim Benzema at his best and possible candidate for the Ballon d'Or
Benzema and his title against Spain

This way of celebrating for the French striker is because it is his first title with the French team, so joy was what invaded the player at that time.

Likewise, this country has not experienced a very good time in terms of football, the runner-up of the Eurocup in 2016, the World Cup title in Russia 2018, almost three years at the top of football.

However, due to the bad diligence of the directors, she is going to be tried next week in Versailles, where she is accused of blackmailing former international Mathieu Valbuena by friends of the Real Madrid forward with a sex video.

So the social conscience in France and his adherence to the rules alienated Benzema from the national team, despite the fact that it was almost always raised in Spain as a problem between the striker and the national team coach Didier Deschamps.

Benzema was harshly criticized and pushed aside after the October 8, 2015 match, with a 4-0 win against Armenia in Nice, in that match Karim Benzema scored two goals.

However, in the environment there was already talk of the sextape or sex tape, the alleged blackmail in which he would have participated as a mediator and that damaged his reputation for being in the national team.

The sextape or sex tape and his relationship with Benzema

Karim Benzema at his best and possible candidate for the Ballon d'Or
Benzema must go to trial

This case was born in the summer of 2014 according to the publications made in France. There Valbuena goes to a computer expert known as Axel Angot to ask him to transfer all his contacts from his mobile phone to another.

This time Angot discovers an intimate video of the footballer with a woman and decides to save it on her external hard drive.

After this, the computer technician sends the video to different people who are close to the soccer player, so the images come to light and before the eyes of the French internationals Karim Benzema and Djibril Cissé.

According to the investigations carried out on this fact, the sex tape traveled through a space in which Karim Zenati intervened, who was a close friend of the striker and who was in prison for a time, both would have appeared on social networks together on a plane private.

For what Zenati would have tried to blackmail Valbuena through Benzema for what he will pay a millionaire figure, that is why the player will have to go to trial next week in Versailles, from October 20 to 22. In this case, Benzema is accused of being an accessory to blackmail, while he replies that he is only trying to fix his friend's problem without having to extort money from Valbuena.

"They can't keep inventing stories, it bothers me when they keep lying, it all started from him, that story about the sex tape. All I had to do was tell the truth about what happened, everything came out of Valbuena. He treats like scum, that I have scared and threatened him, everything he can invent, and later he goes around saying that he wants to play with me. He made fun of everyone. " These were the words of the French striker in May 2017.

It was a moment of sex and bad company that took him away from the national team. On the other hand, the former president of the Republic, Francois Hollandes, commented that there was never any political pressure for the Benzema case.

On the other hand, in the Lyon suburb where Zenati, Bton Terraillon and Benzema grew up, there was much talk about the racist discrimination that existed towards the children of African migrants, Deschamps, who appealed to transparency and the environment in the selection for justify the absence of the striker.

Very good numbers for Benzema

Karim Benzema at his best and possible candidate for the Ballon d'Or
Ballon d'Or for Benzema?

Despite all the drawbacks and difficulties of the forward in the world of football, he has managed to elevate his style of play and number s, thus achieving one of the highest points of his career.

And it is that since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid his quality of play has increased considerably.

This is how the attacker has improved his numbers since the 18/19 season with 30 goals and 11 assists, in the following 27 and 11, later he would get 30 and 9 and in the current one he has 10 and 7, heading as the top scorer.

And it is not only about the game statistics, but about the evolution that it has had in the influence of the game in Real Madrid, and that is that the Spanish club right now depends a lot on the French, who has been one of the most outstanding of the team in recent years.

Now with the departure of Sergio Ramos from the team, the Frenchman has taken the lead, remaining as second captain behind Marcelo, but in reality he commands more than the Brazilian, who hardly counts for Ancelotti.

During the meeting between Spain and France at San Siro, it was a real conflict of interest and emotionality for the forward, who managed to lift his first trophy with his country. In addition, Benzema and Mbappé make Real Madrid fans dream, who hope to see them play together for the white club next season.

The Real Madrid club celebrated the French trophy by congratulating their striker and different comments later arose where they asked for the Ballon d'Or for Benzema for everything he has achieved and for his great moment in football, a way to return so much effort to the player.