Real Madrid star hailed as a better footballer than Lionel Messi

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Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has been hailed as a better footballer than Paris Saint-Germain forward and former Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Benzema is favourite to win the Ballon d’Or this year after his impressive performances this season helped Real Madrid win the La Liga and Champions League.

Benzema continued his brilliant form as he scored a stunning solo goal for France in the UEFA Nations League game against Denmark on Friday.

Benzema collected a pass just outside the box on the right flank and exchanged a silky quick one-two with Christopher Nkunku.

He timed his run perfectly to collect Nkunku’s cheeky backheel pass and dribbled past three Danish defenders before rolling the ball into the back of the net.

@DonCarlosWhites tweeted: “Benzema is a better footballer than messi. Don’t get me wrong. Messi has obviously had a better career and is one of the greatest of all times, but in terms of individual quality, Benzema is better football player.”

@Poojamedia tweeted: “Benzema should be named Benz Scores cos of his form this season. Nothing is stopping him except rapture.”