La Real go top of La Liga as Zidane backs Benzema to win the Ballon d’Or

Real Sociedad go top of La Liga and begin to dream

When Real Sociedad equalised against Getafe before the international break, there was obviously the usual celebrations as for any goal, but there was also tangible relief at recovering at least something from a game everyone expected them to win. Many observers saw it as a missed opportunity regardless.

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Zinedine Zidane backs Karim Benzema to win the Ballon d’Or

Karim Benzema and Zinedine Zidane

The Ballon d’Or is just around the corner, meaning that much of the discourse in European football has turned to which footballer deserves the game’s greatest individual prize.

As ever, public perception over who should be named the world’s greatest player has changed as the year has progressed.

As we enter the autumn of 2021, however, several names have stayed the course; Lionel Messi, Jorginho, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Gary Neville thinks Mohamed Salah will eventually move to Barcelona or Real Madrid

Liverpool eviscerated Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, winning 5-0. It was Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge of Watford and he was unfortunate to run into a rampant Liverpool side.

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