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Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema hug: the photo that all the Euro 2021 talks after Portugal vs. France

By Alexis Almosnino

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema hug: the photo that all the Euro 2021 talks after Portugal vs. France

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzemá were the main protagonists of the day, since they scored with 2 goals each for their national team. How did they celebrate it? Hugging, with laughter in the middle, and remembering great moments together.

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Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo honored the memory of Ferenc Puskas in Budapest. The heads-up between the two gunners illustrated a game that was more tense than well played and encouraged by the whistle of Mateu Lahoz. Up to three penalties were whistled by the Spanish referee in a day of great suspense due to the result of Germany-Hungary.

The interventionism of the referee did not affect in any case the classification of the two teams for the round of 16 (Portugal against Belgium and France against Switzerland) nor did it alter the pulse of the strikers, who signed a double each, both significant: Benzema debuted on his return to the national team, absent since 2015 - he already has 29 goals - and Cristiano equaled the historical record of Iranian Ali Daei as the top scorer in national teams: 109.

The truth is that although today they had to face each other, since each one had to defend the colors of their national team, for years they formed a front that scared anyone who had them in front of them. Like Batman needs Robin, or Tom chases Jerry, Cristiano Ronaldo looked ahead and knew he had his Karim Benzemá. Without going any further, together they won everything at the club level, wearing the colors of Real Madrid.

How are they doing in this Euro Cup

There is no tournament that resists the trigger of Cristiano, also top scorer in the Champions League, and it is also Benzema's season, decisive in the League with Madrid. Together or separately, both are two extraordinary strikers, leading figures of the European Championship. The Portuguese already has five targets and the Frenchman was a relief for a team that plays under the pressure of being the favorite of the tournament due to its status as a finalist in the last edition and 2018 world champion.

The owners of the match between Portugal and France

In a game that promised, and much, these two monsters did not go unnoticed. With two goals each, they were the great figures of the match, and the main architects of their team advancing to the round.

Summary of the match and their goals


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