Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:30 p.m., Madrid. Karim Benzema, in a black suit and white shirt, takes the break surrounded by Florentino Perez and Carlo Ancelotti. A last shot for memories. Around the magic trio, most of the Real Madrid legends of today and yesterday invite themselves on the stage for a final photo to store in the guest book of the White House before the departure of the Ballon d'Or 2022 to Saudi Arabia. A strong symbol of Benzema's trace and imprint in an institution that knows how to celebrate and pay tribute to its kings. The Frenchman is of that race. Of the greatest.
And at the height of his 35 springs, the second top scorer (354 goals in 648 games) in the history of Real, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, could very well have continued one more season in Spain. This was the initial wish of his club and the striker, but the offensive of Saudi Arabia with the contract of a lifetime at the key will have turned all plans upside down. "I wanted to finish my career and take...
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