There are some comebacks that are more successful than others; Karim Benzema has been crowned a success in the French team – or at least sometimes. On May 18, 2021, in front of several million French people watching through their television sets, Didier Deschamps included Karim Benzema on the list of 26 French players called up to play at Euro 2020 (June 11 – July 11, 2021). Announced to be maintained. , A real event for the player who had not worn the Blues jersey since October 8, 2015 and the victory against Armenia (4-0), during which the Madrilenian scored twice. Inspired by “Nueva’s” exceptional performances with Real Madrid (30 goals and 9 assists in 46 matches in all competitions), this decision aroused the unanimous joy of all supporters.
Starting the French team’s first preparatory match against Wales (3-0), Karim Benzema immediately stood out with an assist. At the Euros, although he remained quiet during the first two matches of Group F, he scored twice against Portugal to help the Blues top their group. In the eighth, his two new achievements against Switzerland ultimately did not prevent the defending world champions from being eliminated on penalties (3-3, 4-5 tab). The poor performance for one of the tournament’s favorites was surprising as well as incomprehensible. For Benzema, author of four goals in four matches, the latter was nevertheless a success.
Called up for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers held in September 2021, Benzema has also been called up for the “Final 4” of the Nations League a month later. The French team had a bad start against Belgium in the semi-finals. Trailing by two goals at half-time, their hopes of reaching their second final in the history of the competition are diminishing. But these Blues are full of resources.
Benzema, two lightning bolts and a trophy
Returning from the locker room with better intentions, Didier Deschamps’ men relied on a spectacular goal from “KB9” to get back into the match. Two new goals followed after the gap was reduced, confirming the Blues’ qualification for the final against Spain and assuring an unprecedented winner in the Nations League. On this evening of October 2021, Karim Benzema took the opportunity to sign his 32I Achievements in selection and ranking of the best scorer in the history of the France team eclipsed Zinedine Zidane.
He scored 92 runs in the finalI Cape, the Real Madrid player, decided to increase the gap a little further. This time again with La Roja at the helm, the double world champions took advantage of another stroke of genius from Benzema to draw level with their opponents. A quarter of an hour later, Kylian Mbappe scored a 1–2 goal to seal the first French victory in the Nations League. That evening, France continued its dominance over world football and Karim Benzema won his first international title. Unfortunately the only…