Balloon d'Or: Messi throws weight Benzema to win
Lionel Messi has backed Karim Benzema to win this year's edition of the Balloon d'Or, saying that the French international merits the award more than any other player in the just concluded season.
Benzema, who had a tremendously successful campaign with Real Madrid, scored the most goals in the UEFA Champions League (15 goals), as the Los Blancos won their fourteenth title in Europe, alongside the Spanish La Liga. Lionel Messi in a chat with Argentine TV channel TyC Sports, voiced his support for Benzema to clinch the award for the first time this year. “I think there are no doubts, It is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up consecrating himself to the Champions League, being essential from the last 16 onwards in all the games. I think there are no doubts this year." Messi said.