Real Madrid Duo Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior Receive Top UEFA Awards

Real Madrid Duo Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior Receive Top UEFA Awards

  • Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior are presented with their Champions League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards
  • The Real Madrid duo were instrumental in the UEFA Champions League last season last season, helping the Whites to win their 14th European title
  • Real Madrid cross swords against Eintracht Franfurt in the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki

Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior were presented with special awards by UEFA before their Super Cup clash against Frankfurt.

The Los Blancos face the German side in the final of the UEFA Super Cup in Helsinki, both eager to claim the first bragging rights of the season.

Benzema was adjudged the best player for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season while Vinicius was named the best young player in the same competition.

Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, UEFA, Frankfurt
Karim Benzema and Vinícius Júnior have won the 2021/22 Champions League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards. Credit: @btsportfootball
Source: Twitter

Both Benzema and Vinicius played crucial roles in Madrid's triumph in Europe.

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The Frenchman notched 15 goals and 2 assists while the Brazilian winger contributed with 4 goals and 7 assists, including the match-winner in the final against Liverpool.

Vinicius joined the club in 2018 from the Brazilian side Flamengo. Vinicius Junior has starred this season alongside Benzema as the Spanish giants won the La Liga and the Champions League.

UEFA Super Cup: New offside technology to feature in final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt

The UEFA Super Final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will play host to a piece of history.

The final, contested between the UEFA Champions League winners and the UEFA Europa League winners in Helsinki, will feature the use of semi-automated offside technology.

According to FIFA’s website, the technology speeds up the time taken to reach offside decisions.

Source: SportsBrief.com