Poulsen goal powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru

Poulsen goal powers Denmark to 1-0 win over Peru

The change helped Eriksen find more space as the Danes started playing more passes and he showed what he is capable of during a fast counter-attack when he threaded a flawless pass to Yussuf Poulsen, who beat Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese to score.

Coach Ricardo Gareca said his side wanted to "express our gratitude to all of the captains" who had written to Federation Internationale de Football Association earlier this year, supporting a lifting of Guerrero's suspension so the 34-year-old former Bayern Munich attacker could make what might be the only World Cup appearance of his career.

Cueva did so well to win the penalty as he drew a foul from eventual Danish hero Poulsen, with the Gambian referee consulting the VAR technology before awarding Peru a penalty.

Peru will head to Russian Federation with their talismanic captain Paolo Guerrero after nearly missing him due to a doping ban.

Guerrero made his return in Peru's white and red-slashed colours in fine style, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a friendly on June 3 but was missing from the starting line-up in the Group C match against Denmark on Saturday.

"This was a very emotional game for me, especially because I made the penalty", Poulsen said. Denmark boast an impressive backline that features Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen, who has benched Brazil worldwide David Luiz for the Blues, captain Simon Kjaer known for his remarkable reading of the game, and Leicester shot-stopper Kasper Schemeichel who managed eight clean sheets for the Foxes last season.

Peru are appearing at their first World Cup finals since 1982, and their fans have been out in force to contribute to the special atmosphere in Russian Federation so far this summer. And they have to play group favourite France next. Later, his clever back-heel from close range rolled just wide.

"Eriksen is obviously a key player, he is very well known".

He waited an hour, until after Peru had wasted several opportunities - including one from the penalty spot - to send on the team's all-time leading scorer.

Peru finished with 17 attempts to Denmark's 10, and numerous Incas' shots were of the point-blank variety.

Schmeichel's kick save denied Jefferson Farfan's hard-hit, 83rd-minute bid.

"We didn't deserve to lose, but we can't cry over spilt milk". "Now all we can do is to think about France".

The Danes were largely dominated by their opponents throughout the 90 minutes, but showed character and resolve to earn the three points when they needed. Schmeichel dove to his right to bat the ball away.

"We were very tentative in first half".

Hareide expects the midfielder to be ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Kvist was substituted after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as the two pursued a ball in the air.

Federation Internationale de Football Association agreed to halve the suspension, while CAS reinforced the punishment on appeal before the final pre-World Cup twist.

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