Led by Fernando Santos, they always had the lead with Cristiano Ronaldo in the 30th minute. But Benzema, 46, was only built one minute into the final. But, the Portuguese ace scored again with a penalty, 14 minutes into the second half, leaving everything as it was.
With two goals, Cristiano Ronaldo equaled Ali Day with 109 goals to become the highest scoring national team in the world. The guy can just shoot more because, in the top-5, he’s still only in action.
Shining Benzema also scored again for France. Attacker Real Madrid Since October 2015 he has not netted a ball for his team.
As for the match, after the defeat of Germany, Portugal entered with two changes. Bruno Fernandez and William Carvalho left the team to join Renato Sanchez and Joao Moutinho.
Descombs made three changes after the draw with Hungary. Boward, Dickney and Robbie left the starting line-up for Conte, Lucas Hernandez and Tolisso.
Portugal also came forward. Through a penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 30 minutes into the final. However, at 46, on the same coin, Benzema left everything as it was.
The French came back early in the second half. One minute later, the shirt received a pass from 19 Bob and hit the cross. But, CR7 is back to mention. In the 14th minute, again with a penalty, he declared the tie.
With equality, both teams were branded for the next stage of the match. France advanced to first place with five points. Already Portugal, with four, have reached the knockout stage to qualify for 3rd place.
Boy: Cristiano Ronaldo
With two goals in the match, the Portuguese teamed up with Iranian Ali Day with 109 goals to become the highest scorer in a team in the world. Both goals in the match made the boy still the highest-scoring player in the Euro Cup with 14 goals.
The end of the fast for Benzema
Karim Benzema has not scored with a French shirt since October 2015. The shirt 19 got a chance against Wales, was friendly before the euro, but wasted the penalty.
But, Portugal are left to shine against European competition. With two goals, the Real Madrid striker kicked fast and helped France advance first.
Portugal, advancing to 3rd place, will face off Belgium, In Seville, Spain, for the 16th round of the Euro Cup. On the other hand, France should Switzerland, In Bucharest, Hungary.
Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (2x) (Portugal); Benzema (2x) (France)
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Semato (Talot), Pepe, Robben Diaz and Rafael Guerrero; Danilo Pereira (Jono Palhinha), Bernardo Silva (Bruno Fernandez), Jono Moutinho (Robben Neves), Renato Sanchez (Sergio Oliveira) and Diego Jotta; Cristiano Ronaldo. Technology: Fernando Santos
France: Loris; Conte, Warren, Kimbebe e Lucas Hernandez (Dickney) (Rabiot); Pogba, Conte, Toliso (Common), Mbabane e Griezmann (Sisoko); Benzema. Technology: Didier Deshmaps