France defeated Portugal 2-1 in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Les Bleus in the third minute of the encounter. The Real Madrid striker was on hand to tuck away the rebound from close range after Rui Patricio had saved Bacary Sagna's attempt on goal.
Benzema, who was linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer transfer window, set up France’s second goal on 69 minutes when he teed up former Manchester United youngster Paul Pogba on the edge of the Portugal penalty box.
Portugal, though, did pull a goal back in the 77th minute from the penalty spot, Ricardo Quaresma converting from 12 yards after Joao Mario had been brought down inside the France area by Raphael Varane.
It proved to be an exciting game of international football and below are the best images from the clash in France, featuring former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna.
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