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Benzema out with muscle fatigue, shows Ballon d’Or to fans


MADRID (AP) — Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema did not play for Real Madrid in its home game against Sevilla in the Spanish league because of muscle fatigue. Real Madrid announced the news before kickoff on Saturday but did not say how long Benzema will be out. Benzema was at the Santiago Bernabéu to receive his Ballon d’Or award before the game. Benzema received the award from former Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and current teammate Luka Modric before he lifted it up and Madrid’s fans applauded.

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