Spanish football evening headlines for 30 March.
💥 Informa @lequipe
👨⚖️ El juicio a Karim Benzema por supuesta complicidad en el chantaje a Mathieu Valbuena, con un vídeo sexual, se celebrará del 20 al 22 de octubre pic.twitter.com/ACgexWI0pv
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) March 30, 2021
The charges relate to allegations over the 33-year-old’s complicity in the blackmail of his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
Benzema is said to have acted as an intermediary between a group of blackmailers and Valbuena, who appeared in a recorded video of a sexual nature.
As outlined by El Mundo Deportivo, the player could face a prison sentence of up to five years – alongside being fined €60k – if he is found guilty.
Earlier this month, El Mundo Deportivo claimed he would be the next player promoted from the club’s B side to their senior squad.
Dembele hires trio
They are Salah Ghaidi (physical trainer), Jean Baptiste Duault (physiotherapist) and Anthony Audebaud (cook).