Benzema delighted to end goal-drought

Karim Benzema has admitted that his goal-drought for the French national team was weighing heavily on his mind.

The Real Madrid forward had gone 1,224 minutes without scoring for Les Bleus, but ended his slump on Friday as they claimed a 6-0 win over Australia.

“I’m delighted I scored a goal,” he told TF1. “It has been weighing heavily on my mind.

“But we had fun out there, and I hope the fans did as well.”

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