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FIFA World Cup 2018: Peru go down 1-0 to Denmark - As it happened

On their first World cup match after 36 years, Peru lose 1-0 to Denmark. 

FIFA World Cup 2018: Peru go down 1-0 to Denmark - As it happened
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Moscow: Yussuf Poulsen ruined Peru's first appearance at a World Cup finals for 36 years on Saturday with the winning goal for Denmark to seal a 1-0 victory in Saransk.

Poulsen made amends for conceding a first-half penalty that was awarded after the referee consulted the VAR system, but which Peru midfielder Christian Cueva blasted over the crossbar.

With France having beaten Australia 2-1 in Kazan earlier in Group C, RB Leipzig's Poulsen showed great finishing to hit the winner on 59 minutes to the dismay of the overwhelmingly Peruvian crowd in the 40,502-capacity stadium.

The win extends Denmark's unbeaten run to 16 games without defeat and end Peru's 15-match unbeaten streak.

Here are the updates from the match:

Denmark 1-0 Peru

FULL TIME!!  The referee decides to end the match. On their first World cup match after 36 years, Peru go down 1-0 to Denmark. 

90+4 minute: Corner for Peru. This could be Peru's final chance to score an equaliser. 

90+3 minute: Yellow card!  Poulsen gets booked in the stoppage time. 

90+2 minutes: Corner for Denmark.

5 minutes of stoppage time. Can Peru find the elusive equaliser in the additional time? Interestingly, their last two goals at a World cup came in the 83rd minute. 

88 minute: Peru are marching forward in the search for an opening. Denmark deny them space up-front. 

86 minute: Yellow card!! Denmark's Delaney gets booked in the final minutes of the match. Peru are pushing hard to equalise. 

85 minute: Big save by Peru goalkeeper, keeps Peru in the game. 

83 minute: Farfan hit a bullet at the Denmark goal but the goalkeeper leaps to clear the ball. Denmark escapes. 

82 minute: Great opening for Denmark's Nicolai Jorgensen but Peru clear the danger. That was close. 

10 minutes to go! 

78 minute: Improvisation from Guerrero as he misses the net by a whisker with a back-heal shot. 

77 minute: Peru are doing most of the attacking, which is understandable given the scoreline. 

76 minute: Denmark lead 1-0 against Peru.

74 minute:  Tapia takes a blow on the head. Referee stops play. Tapia gets up after a breather. 

72 minute: Corner for Denmark. Poor delivery by Erikson. Fortunate to get another shot.  

70 minute: Great play by Carrillo at the near post, but Denmark's Yurary heads the ball to safety. Denmark escapes. 

68 minute: Last ditch defending by Denmark. Great header from Rodriguez but fails to find the final touch. 

66 minute: Substitution for Denmark, Sisto is replaced by Braithwaite. 

64 minute: The game is beginning to open up. Guerrero tries to head the ball into the goal, but Denmark's goalkeeper plunges on to the ball. 

62 minute: Substitution for Peru. Guerrero, the all-time leading goal scorer for Peru, replaces Flores. 

61 minute: Peru looking for a response. Flores chips a quick ball on target but the Denmark goalkeeper does well to knock the ball away. 

60 minute: GOAL!!! Denmark's Yurary makes the breakthrough for his country. Peru gave away a lot of space to the striker. Denmark 1-0 Peru. 

56 minute: Peru open-up the Denmark defence but waste a glorious opportunity. Peru's Carrillo fails to reach to the pitch of the ball. 

55 minute: The pace of the game has slowed down. 

53 minute: Off-side. Denmark striker Yurary is flagged off-side after a long ball from his teammate. 

51 minute: Free-kick to Denmark as Yurary goes down near the box. 

48 minute:  Excellent run from Peru's Farfan but Denmark's defender clears the danger away. 

47 minute: Peru have had eight shots on goal to  Denmark's five. 

Second-half is underway

Peru and Denmark remain levelled after an awful miss by Christian Cueva off a penalty. Peru were clearly the dominant side in the first half. Andre Carrillo nearly gave Peru the lead with a fiery shot, which was brilliantly saved by Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel. The biggest question right now is, when will captain Guerrero be substituted into the match? 

Half-time! Peru 0-0 Denmark 

45 minute: MISSES! Christian Cueva messes up the penalty, shoots way past the Denmark crossbar.

44 minute: Penalty! Peru have a chance to take the lead. 

40 minute:  Peru are charging down on Denmark as Farfan takes a  shot from close range. 

35 minute: Substitution for Denmark L. Schöne replaces Kvist.

31 minute:  Denmark's Kvist not looking a 100 percent happy, walks out of the pitch. Substitution on the cards for Denmark. 

30 minute:  Sloppy-play from Peru in the midfield, could have been costly. Defenders make a timely interception for Peru. 

28 minute: That was close. Brilliant through-ball by Carrillo but  Denmark's defender clears the ball away. Corner for Peru. 

27 minute: Denmark dominate for the first time in the match, Delaney hits a long shot way over the Peru crossbar. 

25 minute:  Denmark's Erikson attempts a long shot, hits wide. 

24 minute: Corner for Denmark. They are finally settling in. 

21 minute: Off-side! Peru's Carrillo is flagged by the line referee after a free-kick.    

20 minute: Peru survive a scare from 

18 minute: Corner for Denmark, an awkward ball for the Peru goalkeeper as he claws the ball away from danger. 

15 minute: Free-kick to Denmark, as Tapia concedes a foul. 

12 minute: SAVED!!  Peru look hungry, but the Denmark goalkeeper makes a great save by diving to his right after a fiery shot from Peru's Carrillo. 

10 minute: Another long shot on goal by Peru. Edison Flores clouds it away from the Denmark goalpost. 

7 minute: Peru's Yotun tries to score into the Denmark goal with a long-shot, hits straight to Denmark's goalkeeper. 

5 minute: Free-kick to Peru after as Rodriguez goes down near his own defensive half. 

2 minute: Peru make an early charge into Denmark penalty but the striker is blocked. Referee says play-on. 


Denmark: Kasper Schmeichel; Simon Kjaer, Jens Stryger Larsen, Andreas Christensen, Henrik Dalsgaard; Yussuf Poulsen, Christian Eriksen, William Kvist, Pione Sisto, Thomas Delaney; Nicolai Jorgensen

Peru: Pedro Gallese; Christian Ramos, Miguel Trauco, Luis Advincula, Alberto Rodriguez, Edison Flores, Andre Carrillo, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Christian Cueva; Jefferson Farfan



Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese, Jose Carvallo, Carlos Caceda.

Defenders: Luis Advincula, Miguel Araujo, Aldo Corzo, Nilson Loyola, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Anderson Santamaria, Miguel Trauco.

Midfielders: Pedro Aquino, Wilder Cartagena, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun.

Forwards: Paolo Hurtado, Andy Polo, Andre Carrillo, Raul Ruidiaz, Jefferson Farfan, Paolo Guerrero


Goalkeepers: Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Kasper Schmeichel. 

Defenders: Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Simon Kjaer, Jonas Knudsen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Jannik Vestergaard.

Midfielders: Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, William Kvist, Lukas Lerager, Lasse Schone.

Forwards: Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Nicolai Jorgensen, Yussuf Poulsen, Pione Sisto