Karim Benzema scored a sensational goal for France vs Denmark in the Nations League.© AFP
Karim Benzema has had quite an eventful year, playing for Real Madrid in their La Liga and Champions League victories. The French superstar has netted for Real Madrid this season and continued his stunning form as France took on Denmark in a Nations League game on Saturday night. Benzema’s stunning strike put World Cup holders France ahead six minutes after the break. Substitute Andreas Cornelius, however, scored twice after his substitution to give the Danes a memorable 2-1 victory.
Despite the loss to France, Benzema received much praise for his performance and his stunning goal in particular.
Benzema grabbed the ball from the right, played a one-two with Christopher Nkunku and left the Danish defense for dead before coming on to mark his 95th cap.
Watch Karim Benzema’s spectacular goal against Denmark in Nations League:
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France, whose coach Didier Deschamps was absent after his father’s death, was then dealt a blow when Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe pulled up with an apparent knee-knock just before the break.
He did not show up after halftime, with Christopher Nkunku taking his place, and the RB Leipzig attacker played a part in the opening goal in the 51st minute.
The 1-2 defeat will serve as a warning for France, which will be in the same group as Denmark later this year at the World Cup in Qatar.
The sides will return to action on Monday in the Nations League with France heading to Croatia and Denmark in Austria.
(With AFP inputs)
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