La F1 en panne, Le Karting en profite.
Yesterday, during the last game of preparation of the French team for the Euro against Bulgaria, Karim Benzema left with an injury. If this exit has nothing to worry about medically, from a sporting point of view, the Real Madrid striker could lose more, because Olivier Giroud who replaced him has scored more than points. Some will call it a stroke of luck or a wink of fate. After having shone in the first match against Wales, "Benze" was expected once again by all the French fans who were waiting for a goal of the Madrid striker to finally end his period of disuse under the blue shirt and silence the last skeptics to his return to the national team. Very smiling and available since his return to Clairefontaine on May 26, filled with pride when he stepped on the Allianz Riviera pitch for his return against Wales, it is however the face grimacing that he left the Stade de France pitch yesterday at the 39th minute. A road exit from the first turn for the F1 which had nevertheless started the match on the wheels as during the opposition against the Welsh. Fluid combinations with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, high class deliveries in one touch. There is no doubt, Karim Benzema will be a real V10 in power for this team. His more than promising association with his two attacking companions has already made more than one defense tremble. There is no doubt that "KB19" will be an important element for the French team during this Euro. His status as the best French player in 2020-2021 is undeniable and his performance in one of the best clubs in the world speaks for itself. But even for the best racing car, there is competition. While France was set ablaze by his return to the blue, the eternal battle between the pro Giroud and pro Benzema has resumed in earnest. The live of Karim Benzema during the first confinement where he qualified himself of "F1" while comparing Giroud to "a go-kart" came to confirm the gap between two players that we have constantly opposed. And the least we can say is that the kart has taken advantage of the accident of the benzeF1 to distinguish himself and shine. Always as efficient in the blue shirt despite a scarce playing time with Chelsea, the 34-year-old striker slammed a double in almost a half-time and comes close to the record of Thierry Henry's goal with the blue white red tunic. A good news for the blues, a little less good for our national Karim who sees his status of No. 1 striker found questioned. Unless we associate the two players together, option little used or considered but which would be very relevant in the eyes of their complementarity. To shine together to finally put an end to the controversy and to have two Ferrari F1 at the point of the blue.