Top 10: Best benchwarmers in world football (9)

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3: Angel di Maria | Real Madrid

Despite being wanted by half of Europe, Di Maria is now struggling to make the starting XI as Gareth Bale comes into his own at the Bernabeu.

The Argentinian winger is unplayable on his day, but is behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and the Welshman when it comes to a wide position. 

When Benzema isn't selected he has a chance of becoming the third man in an attacking trio, but for the most part he's having to adjust to life as a second-choice.

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