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Darwin Nunez and Joao Cancelo 'did not receive a single vote for Ballon d'Or'
Darwin Nunez has been stumbling from calamity to calamity all season and has even managed to turn his 2022 Ballon d'Or nomination into a point of ridicule.The Liverpool striker received a grand total of zero votes to finish dead lost in the polls, but at least he wasn't alone.Manchester City's Joao Cancelo joined him at the foot of the leaderboard, as did Real Madrid's Antonio Rudiger, AC Milan's Mike Maignan, RB Leipzig's Christopher Nkunku and Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich, all of whom failed to garner a single vote.READ MORE: Karim Benzema's winning Ballon d'Or outfit inspired by rap legend Tupac say fansReal Madrid striker Karim Benzema was deservedly named Ballon d'Or winner after inspiring Los Blancos to La Liga and Champions League glory last season, pipping Bayern's Sadio Mane and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne to top spot.Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool forward Mo Salah completed the top five, with City goal machine Erling Haaland settling for a 10th-place finish.Elsewhere, Spain and Barcelona prodigy Gavi won the Kopa trophy, awarded the best U21 player, while Madrid's Thibaut Courtois scooped the Yashin trophy, given to the best goalkeeper.Does Darwin Nunez have any chance of being nominated for the Ballon d'Or again next year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.For the first time ever the Ballon d'Or was based on the results of the previous season instead of the calendar year, meaning Nunez' nomination was more than justified, despite his stuttering start to life at Anfield.The 23-year-old netted 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Benfica last season, promoting the Reds to bring him to Merseyside for a club-record fee in June.Nunez bagged a goal on his debut in
Antonio Rudiger's face split open as he scores 95th minute equaliser against Shakhtar
Real Madrid's late equaliser against Shakhtar Donetsk after colliding with the rival goalkeeper in the Champions League.The former Chelsea defender got his head on Toni Kroos' long pass into the box to flick it past the onrushing Anatoliy Trubin with the ball bouncing over the line via the post.Having initially got back to his feet, Rudiger received medical attention before being walked off the pitch at the Polish Army Stadium as blood dripped from his head.READ MORE: 'I faced Lionel Messi in El Clasico and found him very provocative and rude'With his team-mates holding out for a point having trailed since the first minute of the second-half following Oleksandr Zubkov's opener, Rudiger' was hailed on social media.Replays showed that the heads of the pair clashed after the ball had passed them, with a Real Madrid official holding a bandage over Rudiger's eyebrow as they walked off.One fan tweeted after the goal: "Antonio Rudiger is a true warrior."Who is the best central defender in the world? Tell us in the comments section below.With a second adding: "Antonio Rudiger equalises for the Los Blancos, injuring himself in the process. Absolute warrior!"With a third agreeing: "Now you understand how much of a warrior Rudiger is."And fourth writing: "Rudiger put his entire life on the line for the badge.