Karim Benzema Outshines Cristiano Ronaldo as France Defeat Portugal

Karim Benzema helped France beat Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly.

updated: October 12, 2014 09:09 IST
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Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring France's first goal against Portugal.


Paris: Karim Benzema scored an early goal and set up Paul Pogba's winner as France beat Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Saturday.

The Real Madrid striker outshone his clubmate Cristiano Ronaldo as France ripped into Portugal from the off, taking the lead after three minutes. (Also read: Messi misses penalty as Brazil beat Argentina)

Under intense early pressure Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio could only parry Bacary Sagna's shot, leaving Benzema to twist and convert unmarked on the six yard line.

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