Peru defeated Australia 2-0 in their final 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage match that was played on Tuesday at Sochi’s Fisht stadium in front of a crowd of 44,073.
The opening goal was scored by Peru forward Andre Carrillo in the 18th minute. It was Peru’s first goal at the world championships since 1982, when Guillermo La Rosa scored against Poland. Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero also netted a goal in the 50th minute.
It was Peru’s first win at the World Cup since 1978, when they hammered Iran 4-1. Now, with three points to their credit, Peru sits at third in Group C. Australia currently holds last place in the group with only one point. Both teams failed to make it into the knockout stage.
Another Group C match, France against Denmark, ended in a goal-less draw, the first one at the current World Cup. France has already advanced to the Round of 16 after finishing the group stage in the first spot in Group C with seven points.
France will play their Round of 16 match in Kazan, Russia, on June 30, and Denmark will play on July 1 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.