Karim Benzema responded with a penalty kick when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring. His first goal with the Blues since his return!
Finally ! Karim Benzema opened his counter in Euro 2020 by scoring from the penalty spot on Wednesday against Portugal. His first goal with the Blues since his return to the selection (in five matches), the first since the end of 2015! It had been almost six years …
— Football.fr (@football_fr) June 23, 2021
While the France team was led 1-0 after Portugal’s opener by Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema took responsibility for hitting the penalty obtained by Kylian Mbappé. And this while the hierarchy of shooters in the Blues had not been clearly established by Didier Deschamps.
Benzema, who had missed a penalty in preparation against Wales, did not tremble to beat Rui Patricio and equalize for the Blues (1-1, 45th + 2). His goal allows the men of Didier Deschamps, manhandled during this first period, to return to the locker room while still being virtually first in Group F.