Spanish La Liga Santander giant, Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema was in action yesterday for France in their final group stage game of this summer’s European Championships at the Puskas Arena.
Karim Benzema was exceptional in the show of the night with his Man of the Match performance which helped the Didier Deschamp’s side to maintained the top spot in the group.
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Benzema consequent to his recent international call-up regained his spot in the starting XI as a key figure in the squad and he was able to justify his presence having been given a role to play in the thrilling encounter.
His first half late minutes goal cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener to make it 1-1 going into the break, and he also put the Les Bleus ahead in the second half before Ronaldo’s strike from the spot levelled the game at 2-2 to make it no victor no vanquished at the Puskas Arena.
Karim Benzema with his brace of the night aged 33y and 186d is now the oldest player ever to score more than once in a major tournament match for France (World Cup/EUROs), overtaking Zinedine Zidane (31y 356d) vs. England at EURO 2014.
Karim Benzema with this feat will now be hoping to keep his goal-scoring form going with the optimism to put his team back to winning ways in their next fixture of the competition.