Carrillo & Guerrero sealed Peru’s first World Cup win in 36 years in a 2-0 victory over Australia but both sides bow out of Group C.
2018 World Cup
4′ Jedinak’s shot over the bar!
10′ Yellow Card! Jedinak booked
18′ GOAL! Australia 0-1 Peru (A. Carrillo)
Goal! Peru take 1-0 lead over Australia.
They’ve barely got out of their half, but Peru are in front with their first goal of the World Cup! Guerrero is played in behind, Sainsbury tries to cut it out and can’t get enough on the ball to clear.
The Peru captain looks up, spots Carrillo on the far side of the box and picks him out, and on the volley he makes no mistake beyond Ryan! Great move.
34′ CHANCE! Kruse’s shot denied!
50′ GOAL! Australia 0-2 Peru (P. Guerrero)
Goal! Peru double the lead.
A pair of deflections help Peru double their lead, but they’ve been on the wrong side of them so far so they won’t mind too much.
Flores comes in off the left and his shot strikes Jedinak’s heel, reaches Guerrero and his shot is deflected off Milligan and in.
59′ Behich’s shot wide out!
Paolo Guerrero teed up Peru’s first World Cup goal in 36 years and then scored the second himself as Ricardo Gareca’s side ended Australia’s qualification hopes with a 2-0 victory.
Experienced striker Guerrero, who was only allowed to play in the tournament after the captains of Peru’s World Cup opponents petitioned FIFA to temporarily lift his suspension, made the most of what may have been his final appearance for Los Incas, who finished with three points to add to the many plaudits they have won in Russia.
Their opener would have been worthy of winning any World Cup match, Andre Carrillo volleying Guerrero’s weighted cross into the net to beckon forth a cavalcade of emotion from the hordes of Peru fans packing the stands in Sochi.
The talismanic Guerrero, 34, made his mark on the game’s biggest stage with his 36th international goal early in the second half, extending his record as the country’s all-time leading scorer.
Despite head coach Bert van Marwijk throwing on talented 19-year-old Daniel Arzani and veteran Tim Cahill to try and turn the game, Australia failed to muster a comeback as they finished bottom of Group C.
A win would not have been enough for the Socceroos anyway, as Denmark picked up the point they needed to accompany France through to the last 16.
Australia XI: Mark Milligan, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Aziz Behich, Mathew Leckie, Aaron Mooy, Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Josh Risdon, Tomi Juric, Tomas Rogic
Subs: Tim Cahill, Brad Jones, James Meredith, Danny Vukovic, Matthew Jurman, Dimitri Petratos, Milos Degenek, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, D. Arzani
Peru XI: Paolo Guerrero, Pedro Gallese, Christian Ramos, Yoshimar Yotún, Christian Cueva, Luis Advíncula, André Carrillo, Ánderson Santamaría, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Edison Flores
Subs: Alberto Rodríguez, Aldo Corzo, Paolo Hurtado, José Carvallo, Raúl Ruidíaz, Carlos Cáceda, Miguel Araujo, Pedro Aquino, Andy Polo, Wilder Cartagena, Nilson Loyola