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Topic - Karim Benzema
Paul Pogba scored with a late header to finally break Nigeria's stubborn resistance and Joseph Yobo scored an own-goal as France won 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday.
Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France beat Honduras 3-0 Sunday in its first World Cup match.
As a combative midfielder, Didier Deschamps won just about everything in a playing career that saw him captain France to the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship titles, and lead Marseille to Champions League victory in 1993.
Several members of the France team that went on strike in training four years ago will be at the World Cup in Brazil, including mainstays Franck Ribery and Hugo Lloris.
This is Karim Benzema's chance to finally shine on the world stage - and it can't come a moment too soon for France.
This is Karim Benzema's chance to finally shine on the world stage for France - and it's about time.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is in the starting lineup for the Champions League final after recovering from an injury, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will lead Real Madrid's attack alongside Karim Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo seems certain to be fit to lead Real Madrid's attack against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Bayern Munich has a chance to become the first club to win two straight titles since the Champions League formed in the 1992-93 season.
Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002.
Nine-time champion Madrid will rue a number of missed opportunities to extend its lead going into Tuesday's return leg. Madrid wants to end a three-season semifinal losing streak and reach the final for the first time since winning in 2002.
Cristiano Ronaldo shook off his injury fears to make a winning return for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema's goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but the nine-time champions may live to regret the missed chances in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
Lionel Messi's hat trick in Barcelona's win against Real Madrid gave voters an easy choice in the individual and team categories for The Associated Press weekly football poll.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema looks set to be available for the Spanish leader's match against Barcelona on Sunday.
He bailed out Germany's erratic defense numerous times by rushing out to clear ball after ball in the second-round win over Algeria, and made key saves to deny Karim Benzema an equalizer for France in the quarterfinals.
"It's my first World Cup and I think we're all satisfied with the result," Benzema said. "It was important to win this match."