World Cup: France 3-0 Honduras

World Cup: France 3-0 Honduras
Karim Benzema was the man of the match
Karim Benzema was the man of the match

Match replay between France and Honduras. Benzema bosses the show: When France were awarded their first-half penalty against Honduras, Karim Benzema shouldered his responsibilities, as any good No10 should.

The Real Madrid striker chose to plant the ball firmly to the right of the goalkeeper, just as Zinedine Zidane once did in his day, scoring France’s tenth World Cup penalty.

The similarities with the former Bleus legend do not end there. Benzema doubled his tally in the second half and became the first Frenchman since Zizou to score a brace in a FIFA World Cup match, Zidane’s double strike having helped his country to victory over Brazil in the France 1998 Final.

In making his world finals debut, Benzema put the disappointment of his goalless showing at UEFA EURO 2012 well and truly behind him.

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