Losing their previous two games in FIFA World Cup 2018, didn’t stop Peru from maintaining their fighting spirit for the final group game against Australia this Tuesday.
Knowing that their opponent will be gunning for three points to open their qualification shot, the South American side tried to take advantage of that pressure the Socceroos are having soon after kick off.
Ricardo Gareca’s men immediately put on their regular attacking approach, triggering an exciting battle between two sides gunning for maximum points.
That positive approach from Peru received its reward on 18 minutes as they finally scored their first ever goal in this tournament, courtesy of Andre Carillo.
Carillo’s strike lasted until half time break as Australia struggling to get themselves back into the match, putting the Socceroos in such difficult situation.
After the break, nothing changed much with both teams still working hard in searching for more goals, but it seemed that it was simply Peru’s day as they grabbed their second, this time from Paolo Guerrero’s effort from inside the box.
Trailing two goals were simply too hard for Australia as they never seems able to get themselves back into that tie, despite giving their all in at least getting so me consolation.
In the end, Los Incas maintaining their 2-0 lead until the final whistle was blown and moving themselves into third place with three points ahead of their opponent, which only picked up one point.