The UEFA Awards ceremony recently came to an end, and needless to say, last season’s champions Real Madrid is the winner.
Karim Benzema, in particular, was named UEFA Player of the Year last season after scoring 15 goals in the Champions League.
The Frenchman has indeed played a crucial role in Real’s success in 2022/23, notably in the comeback wins against Chelsea and Manchester City.
While Benzema won the Ballon d ‘Or, Carlo Ancelotti was named coach of the year for helping Real win the Champions League and La Liga.
The Italian’s excellent personnel management, coupled with his experience in dealing with high-pressure situations, gave the Whites an advantage in the Champions League knockout stages last season.
Ancelotti has won four Champions League titles in his managerial career and is hoping to continue his success in 2022/23.
Real Madrid have been drawn with Leipzig, Shakhtar Donetsk and Celtic in the Champions League draw, with the three European champions starting their European campaign in the first week of September.