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Ballon d’Or: For Benzema’s successor, it’s confirmed

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Ballon d’Or: For Benzema’s successor, it’s confirmed

The World Cup final crowned Lionel Messi’s Argentina for the third time after a simply legendary match. Thus, the Pulga has taken a big step forward to win its eighth Ballon d’Or and succeed Karim Benzema. Beaten, Kylian Mbappé still had an exceptional tournament and he will probably have to settle for second place.

By winning his first world Cup, Lionel Messi added the last line he was missing from his list. He is more than ever the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or. the Global has undoubtedly just drawn the contours of the ranking for the 2023 edition, placing Messi at the very top, very close to succeeding Karim Benzema.

Messi on top of the world

L’Argentina became world champion after a crazy match won on penalties againstFrench team. Lionel Messi won its first star and it did not deserve it. Author of a double in the final, he will not have flinched throughout the tournament. Moreover, the Pulga was voted the tournament’s best player and finished second in the scorers’ rankings with 7 goals. The attacker of PSG became the first player in history to score in the group stage, round of 16, quarter, semi and final of a Global. The conclusion of a career in apotheosis which promises him an eighth Ballon d’Or.

Mbappé-Messi, linked destinies

Kylian Mbappe will have done his best. The attacker of Blues scored a hat-trick in the final of a world Cup and finished top scorer in the competition with 8 goals. With Lionel Messihe is the second best positioned player to win the Ballon d’Or. Nevertheless, it is hard to see how he could escape the Argentinian because their destinies are linked and the Champions League will not decide anything to decide between them. Whether Mbappe wins it, Messi Also. The Frenchman will play his last card statistically. But with the weight and the symbol represented by this coronation of Messi to Globalthings seem to be compromised for Mbappe. Lionel Messi should therefore follow Karim Benzema.

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