France 3-0 Wales: Karim Benzema shines on return as Neco Williams sees red

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Karim Benzema impressed on his comeback for France despite missing a penalty against Wales as the World Cup holders eased to a 3-0 victory in their Euro 2020 warm-up game on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid striker, back in the France squad after a hiatus of more than five years following a row with coach Didier Deschamps, helped his team-mates shine with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele finding the back of the net.

Wales threatened early on but had their wings clipped when Neco Williams was shown a straight red card for handling the ball from a Benzema attempt, which led to the forward missing a penalty in the 27th minute.

Williams is now set to miss Wales’ next friendly against Albania in Cardiff on Saturday through suspension

France play Bulgaria next Tuesday before starting their Euro 2020 campaign against Germany in Group F, where they will also face Hungary and defending champions Portugal.

Wales were drawn in Group A with Switzerland, Turkey and Italy.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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