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Twitter user tries to prove Karim Benzema is better than Lionel Messi

By Amreen
Twitter user tries to prove Benzema is better than Messi
Twitter user tries to prove Benzema is better than Messi / Pablo Morano/MB Media/GettyImages

A football fan's post on social media has gone viral after they claimed that Karim Benzema has been better than Lionel Messi so far in 2021.

Benzema has been in fine form for both Real Madrid and France of late, and while Messi has endured one of his toughest years yet, having left Barcelona and joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Frenchman was even named by Messi as a genuine contender to win the Ballon d'Or, and one fan could not agree more. Twitter user, @Roy7iii, created a thread called "Why Karim Benzema is better than Messi in 2021", and it undoubtedly makes for an interesting read.

Benzema has certainly done his fair share to help deliver titles for Real Madrid over the last few years. Los Blancos did win the Copa Del Rey last season, but had an extremely underwhelming campaign in LaLiga and the Champions League.

However, some Twitter users weren't entirely convinced with the arguments put forth on the Twitter thread.

"Do g/a before Copa. You're doing 2 months but ignoring 6," one reply read.

Another simply highlighted some of the many flaws in the thread: "Less goals, less assists, less dribbles, less chances created, way less motm, lost pichichi to him by 7 goals, less trophies, euro r16 exit, but alright."