Ronaldo scored his third hat-trick in four La Liga matches as Real Madrid smashed Athletic Bilbao 5-0 on Sunday.
Real needed a 77th minute goal from Benzema to win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets, after Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick.
Spain's rebuilding following their shambolic World Cup got off to a bad start, failing even to manage a shot on target as France coasted to a 1-0 win in their friendly.
He has scored 111 goals in 235 games for Madrid, helping them to win the Champions League last season.
Mat Hummels scored in the 13th minute to help Germany beat France in the quarterfinal of the World Cup.
The 1998 champions lacked conviction going forward after missing two early opportunities and eventually lost to Germany 1-0 on Friday.
As the World Cup hits business end, Germany and France meet at the Maracana, looking to shrug off stumbling wins in the second round that exposed frailties in both teams.
Mats Hummels headed in a free kick in the first-half to help Germany upset France in an all-European quarterfinal at the Estadio do Maracana.
A European presence in the World Cup semi-finals is assured as Germany and France meet at the Maracana on Friday.
The road to the semi finals is full of speed bumps and potholes and the team that negotiates these tight curves and bends best will reach the top four.
Under-fire Germany face rejuvenated France in quarter-final at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium in a mouth-watering clash of two European powerhouses.
Catch all the updates from match five of the round of 16 played between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
France drew 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador to advance to the second round, while the South Americans will be going home from the tournament.
Karim Benzema had never scored in a major competition before this World Cup. Now he's quickly becoming one of the stars of the tournament.
Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as rampant France blew Switzerland away 5-2.
Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Switzerland and France at the Arena Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said Benzema in top form would help France overcome Ribery's absence.
Goal-line technology, run by the German tech startup GoalControl, uses 14 cameras to record every impact of the ball in the goal.
Messi finally ended an eight-year wait for a World Cup goal as Argentina edged past Bosnia, while Benzema put two past Honduras in a man-of-the-match display.
Karim Benzema scored twice and created a third that was confirmed by goal-line technology as France beat Honduras 3-0.