Karim Benzema delighted with France goal

Benzema delighted with goal
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Karim Benzema admits his relief after scoring for the first time in over a year for France on Friday.

France international striker Karim Benzema has expressed his relief after scoring against Australia on Friday.

The Real Madrid forward scored in the second half of his side's 6-0 victory at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

"I have managed to score the goal that had weighed a little on my mind," Goal.com quotes him as saying.

"I thank all the team who have been behind me. It was nice to be supported by the public. There is another game on Tuesday [against Finland] and we will need the win."

Prior to Friday, Benzema had last scored for France against Estonia in June 2012.

Karim Benzema of France is mobbed by team mates after scoring the sixth goal during the International Friendly match between France and Australia at Parc des Princes on October 11, 2013
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