Denmark started their World Cup 2018 campaign in the best possible fashion following their 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday, giving them all three points and good chance in advancing into the next round.
It was far from an easy victory though for the Dynamite Danish as they were made to work and suffer quite hard as their South American opponent put on a strong display since kick off.
Peru had the better start in that tie as they fast paced and direct attacking play caused many problems for Denmark’s defense, which even forced them to concede a penalty just before half time break.
Helped by VAR decision, La Blanquirroja got their shot of taking a 1-0 lead going into the break, but Christian Cueva’s execution was way off the bar.
Age Hareide’s men cherished that opportunity and went on and capitalized it early in the second half as they broke the dead lock through Yurary Poulsen, who finished off Christian Eriksen’s assist just before the hour mark.
That single goal was enough to decide the outcome of that tie as neither teams were able to score more in the remaining minutes of that match.
A disappointing result indeed for Peru as their excitement of returning back into World Cup finals round after more than 30 years ended in disappointment.