Ronaldo insists Benzema 'deserves' Ballon d'Or nod & labels Real Madrid Champions League favourites

Baku, April 13, AZERTAC

Karim Benzema "deserves the Ballon d'Or", says former Real Madrid and Brazil great Ronaldo, who has backed Los Blancos to add to their collection of Champions League crowns with the Frenchman up front, according to Goal.

The striker has been one of the standout performers of the 2021-22 season, helping to drive Carlo Ancelotti's side towards reclaiming their domestic crown in La Liga, with the sometimes controversial figure now back in the national team fold too after his lengthy omission.

Ex-World Cup winner Ronaldo, who won Liga and Supercopa de Espana titles during his time at Santiago Bernabeu, believes that his former side are favourites ahead of their quarter-final second leg against Chelsea - and believes that Benzema is worthy of lifting football's biggest individual accolade too.


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