Peru vs Denmark goal updates and latest scores from Russian Federation

Oscar Cross
June 18, 2018

However Denmark have the next-generation Schmeichel guarding their goal.

This was only the first weekend of the World Cup, 2018 and teams have been playing like its now or never.

Their colorful number have been a ubiquitous presence in Moscow in recent days, and they made their way en masse to Saransk - which has a population of just under 300,000 - to attend the team's World Cup Group C opening game against Denmark on Saturday.

Eriksen is clearly the key to Denmark's hopes, but they will need more from their other attacking players to make a real impact on the tournament.

Denmark looked more assured after the restart.

"This is our fifth game without conceding a goal, it´s very hard to do that, especially at a World Cup game", added Hareide.

The referee initially waved Peru's appeals away after Cueva appeared to be tripped by Poulsen but as play continued, the decision was being reviewed and the official eventually halted the action to point to the spot.

Cueva had the best chance to open the scoring just before half-time when Peru were awarded a penalty.

With 11 minutes left, Guerrero almost scored one of the goals of the early stages of this tournament with the Flamengo forward sending a back-heel towards the far bottom corner from 10 yards, only to watch on as the ball went agonisingly wide with Schmeichel beaten. VAR then intervened, and referee Bakary Gassama awarded the spot-kick.

A wave of momentum helped Peru mount a 15-game unbeaten streak and qualify for its first World Cup via the intercontinental playoffs. The Spurs midfielder also scored a whopping 11 goals in qualifying for his country, including a hat-trick against The Republic of Ireland in the play-offs.

It was not all plain sailing for Schmeichel against Peru either, with the Dane having to make six saves including a good reflex one from Farfan in the final 10 minutes.

And you could hear it from the atmosphere within the ground as the Peruvian fans were loud for the entire 90 minutes of the match, buoying their players on as they gave Denmark a tough ride.

And the icing was the manner in they dispatched a swift counter-attack on their South American opponents.

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