World Cup 2018 Peru 0-1 Denmark Live Blog – Goals – Match Highlights

Peru v Denmark line-ups

Peru: Gallese, Advincula, Rodriguez, Ramos, Trauco, Tapia, Yotun, Carrillo, Cueva, Flores, Farfan.

Subs: Caceda, Corzo, Santamaria, Araujo, Hurtado, Guerrero, Ruidiaz, Polo, Cartagena, Loyola, Aquino, Carvallo.

Denmark: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen, Kvist, Eriksen, Delaney, Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Sisto.

Subs: Lossl, Krohn-Dehli, Vestergaard, Knudsen, Braithwaite, Dolberg, Mathias Zanka Jorgensen, Fischer, Lerager, Schone, Cornelius, Ronnow.

Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Peru v Denmark is go!!!
1 min: Denmark get the ball rolling, their players wearing red shirts, shorts and socks. Peru wear their iconic white shirts with the red sash, white shorts and white socks. I am really looking forward to this match, the seventh I’ve watched in three days.

2 min: Watford’s Andre Carillo gets on the ball on the right touchline as Peru begin the game spraying the ball from flank to flank. It’s crossed to Andre Carillo at the far post and he does well to keep it in play, hooking the ball back into the penalty area. Christian Cueva goes down and there’s an appeal for a penalty, but referee Bakary Gassama waves play on.

4 min: Peru have started this match at an absolutely ferocious lick. They look incredibly quick.

5 min: Simon Kjaer is forced to hook the ball clear from his own penalty area, under pressure from Jefferson Farfan, who’s up front for Peru today.

7 min: Christian Cueva is already showing some lovely touches and vision. The Sao Paulo playmaker will be pulling the strings for Peru today.

8 min: For Peru, Yoshimar Yotun unleashes a fierce drive from all of 30 yards. Kasper Schmeichel saves comfortably.

9 min: Almost 10 minutes in and Denmark must feel like they’re being attacked by a swarm of bees. Peru move the ball around so, so quickly. Denmark haven’t settled into this game yet and on the UK TV coverage, Kevin Kilbane says they need to get Christian Eriksen into the game as quickly as possible.

11 min: Another long range effort from Peru. This time it’s Edison Flores who tries his luck, but he’s leaning back as he shoots and the ball flies high over the cross-bar.

12 min: Brilliant play from Andre Carillo, who’s been outstanding down the right wing for Peru thus far. He ghosts past Sisto, cuts inside and unleashes a venomous low, curling shot that’s heading for the bottom left-hand corner. Kasper Schmeichel gets down well to save.

14 min: Peru win a corner after a Renato Tapia shot is deflected wide. Miguel Trauco sends the ball into the area and Alberto Rodriguez heads wide. Denmark have barely had a touch yet.

16 min: Good tackle from Andreas Christenson on the edge of the penalty area after he’s forced to dive in and dispossess Peru right-back Luis Advincula, who had turned on the afterburners and left the Chelsea man in his dust as Peru attacked on the break. Advincula appeals for a penalty, but none is forthcoming.

18 min: Denmark earn some respite after Thomas Delaney wins them a corner. Christian Eriksen whips the ball into the area, where Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese punches it clear

23 min: Denmark are gradually finding their feet, enjoying a period of dominance but without creating anything in the way of a chance.

25 min: Eriksen picks up the ball on the right flank and sends in a cross., He completely overcooks his delivery and Peru win possession.

27 min: Thomas Delaney advances with the ball and tries a shot from distance. His effort sails high over the cross-bar.

28 min: There’s a break in play as William Kvist gets treatment after shipping a knee to the ribs while challenging for a high ball with Jefferson Farfan.

29 min: Carillo wins a corner for Peru when hjis rasping drive from a narrow angle is deflected wide. The corner is taken short and nothing comes of it.

31 min: Good defending. Simon Kjaer does very well to track a Jefferson Farfan sprint into the penalty area and block the ensuing shot.

33 min: It looks like the jig might be up for Denmark central midfielder William Kvist, who is receiving further treatment on that rib injury he suffered a few moments ago. He adjourns to the sideline for more medical attention and Denmark are temporarily down to 10 men.

34 min: Denmark substitution: William Kvist leaves the arena on a stretcher and is replaced by Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone.

36 min: Schone gets his first touch and immediately gives the ball away to Edison Flores, who darts upfield. Denmark win the ball back and the sub’s blushes are spared.

37 min: Renato Tapia brings down Sisto on the edge of the Peru penalty area and gets booked. Denmark have a free-kick in prime Eriksen real estate, straight in front of goal.

38 min: OK, it was a little right of centre, but Eriksen steps up and buries the ball straight into the wall. It breaks to Schone, whose shot doesn’t trouble Pedro Gallese in the Peru goal unduly.

41 min: Peru struggle to defend a high diagonal ball into their penalty area and a poor defensive header leads to Thomas Delaney lashing a low diagonal across the face of goal. Poulsen stretches every sinew but can’t get a touch to poke it home.

43 min: Penalty?!?!?!?!? I think Peru have been denied a certain penalty there with Edison Flores having the feet pulled form under him in the Denmark area. Referee Gassama is having a look at the TV.

PENALTY FOR PERU!!!
Yussuf Poulsen pulled the legs out from under Flores, play went on and when it stopped, referee Bakary Gassama consulted the men in Moscow. He’s made the right decision.

CUEVA'S MISSED IT!!!
45+1 min: Christian Cueva hesitates in his run-up, sends Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way and proceeds to sky his effort from 12 yards over the bar. That was awful.

45+2 min: From a corner, Yussuf Poulsen heads wide of the Peru goal.

Half-time: Peru 0-0 Denmark
Peeeeep! The deadlock remains unbroken at half-time in a very entertaining match indeed. Peru had the best chance of the game, getting a penalty after a VAR consultation by referee Bakary Gassama in added time, only for Christian Cueva to Waddle the ball over the bar with one of the worst penalties you’ll ever see. His team-mates gather round him to sympathise as he leaves the field for the interval.

Second half: Peru 0-0 Denmark
46 min: Play has resumed with no changes of personnel on either side.

48 min: Denmark are bossing proceedings early in the second half without finding an opening. Pione Sisto plays the ball towards Jorgensen at the far post, but the Peru defence step out and the Denmark striker finds himself well offside.

49 min: Christian Cueva plays a long, weighted pass forward down the inside right for Farfan to chase. Andreas Christensen is able to keep up and avert the danger despite the Peruvian’s speed.

52 min: Jens Larsen tries a shot from distance after a period of sustained Danish possession. His effort sails into orbit.

53 min: Free-kick for Denmark on the right, between the touchline and the right side of the Peruvian penalty area. Christian Eriksen’s delivery is atrocious and Peru have a goal-kick.

54 min: Having been completely dominated in the opening stages of the first half, Denmark are bossing the early stages of the second. Are Peru’s players dwelling on that missed penalty just before half-time? Hopefully not.

56 min: A wonderful move from Peru breaks down when Edison Flores trips over his own feet while trying to control a ball sqaured across the Denmark penalty area from Christian Cueva. Cueva had got in behind the Denmark defence there and looked to give up a decent shooting opportunity of his own to try to pick out a team-mate instead. The flag went up, but it shouldn’t have.

GOAL! Peru 0-1 Denmark (Poulsen 58)
Denmark take the lead with a goal scored on the break.

60 min: Heartbreak for Peru, as Yussuf Poulsen slots the ball past Pedro Gallese from a tight angle after being teed up Christian Eriksen. That was a textbook counter-attack from Denmark, who found themselves with a three-on-three on the break.

62 min: Peru almost restore parity straight away, but a strong hand from Kasper Schmeichel keeps out a goalbound effort from Edison Flores. That’s a fine save.

63 min: Peru substitution: Edison Flores, who has been excellent this evening, makes way for the Big Dawg. Peru captain Paolo Guerrero replaces him.

64 min: Guerrero heads straight into Schmeichel’s breadbasket from 10 yards out after getting on the end of a cross.

66 min: Guerrero has taken no time at all to settle into this game and is giving Denmark’s defence plenty to think about. But back to Poulsen’s goal – his finish was sublime after being played in by Eriksen. As Gallese emerged to narrow the angle the Dane slotted the ball inside the near post.

68 min: Denmark substitution: Pione Sisto off, Middlesbrough’s Martin Braithwaite on.

70 min: Farfan is centimetres away from nodding home an Alberto Rodriguez header across the face of goal.

71 min: Desperate defending required from Denmark, as Poulsen stretches every sinew to prevent a cross from the right being headed home by Guerrero. Peru’s captain is proving a real handful.

73 min: Eriksen wins a corner for Denmark to earn some much-needed respite. He raises his right hand and fails to beat the first man standing just 10 yards away. His dead ball delivery has been uncharacteristically poor tonight.

75 min: Peru plug on gamely, looking for an equaliser few could begrudge them. Of course the big worry for them now is that they could get caught on the break again as they commit men forward.

78 min: SO CLOSE!!! A brilliant attacking move from Peru ends with Cueva beating two men and picking out Guerrera in the Denmark penalty area. With his back to goal and a man on, he tries to find the bottom right-hand corner with a back-heel from 12 or more yards out. With Kasper Schmeichel beaten, the ball rolls agonisingly wide. When your luck’s out …

81 min: Denmark substitution: Matthias “Zanka” Jorgensen on for Andreas Christensen, who hobbles off in some discomfort.

84 min: Peru go close again, but Farfan fails to get hold of an inviting Carillo pull-back from the right from Carillo, who shows a blistering turn of pace just to get to the ball. He puts it on a plate for Farfan, whose fairly weak effort from 15 yards is blocked by Schmeichel.

86 min: Eriksen brings a good save out of Gallese with a left-footed effort, moments before Thomas Delaney is booked for hauling somebody or other to the floor.

90 min: We approach the knockings, with Peru still desperately searching for that elusive equaliser. In my completely biased opinion they’ve been very, very unlucky. A point is the very least they deserve and they should probably be winning comfortably.

90+2 min: Denmark win a couple of throw-inas which they’re in no big rush to take. They go on to win a corner, which I expect won’t be taken too quickly either.

90+3 min: Yussuf Poulsen is booked after taking one for the team with a cynical trip as Peru advance into Denmark territory.

90+4 min: Peru win a corner, which Schmeichel punches towards the far touchline.

90+5 min: Peru thwart a Denmark counter-attack and pile forward again – this is fantastically exciting! They win a throw-in deep in Denmark territory.

Full-time: Peru 0-1 Denmark
Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeep! It’s all over and Peru have been beaten on their return to the World Cup after 36 years. Denmark take all three points and were quite lucky to do so.

According to Theguardian

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