France’s 1-0 win over Peru in the Group C 2018 Group F match at the Ekaterinburg Arena Stadium on Thursday (21/6).
France coach Didier Deschamps made some changes in the starter against Peru. Not only about the composition of players, Deschamps also change the game scheme of his team.
The 4-3-3 formation that was applied to beat Australia 2-1 was changed to 4-2-3-1. There is no change for the back line quartet, France just change the middle sector to the front.
With such a composition France pressed Peru since the early minutes. The team nicknamed Les Bleus was apparently keen to aim for a quick goal to win, while ensuring a place in the round of 16 large.
Griezmann got his first attempt to score in the 11th minute but his shot from inside the penalty box was wide of the Peruvian goal. Other French opportunities also came from Paul Pogba.
Despite continued pressure, Peru can still dangerous French goalkeeper. In the 31st minute kick left foot striker Paulo Guerrero from inside the penalty box can still be blocked Hugo Lloris.
French efforts to break the Peruvian goal since the early minutes to fruition in the 34th minute. Sontekan young player Kylian Mbappe make France winning 1-0.
Mbappe’s goal started from Pogba bait to Giroud. Chelsea striker was then released a kick that blocked a Peruvian defender, a wild ball leads to the right side immediately greeted Mbappe into goals. Until the first half was over, France remained ahead 1-0.
Peru immediately made the French defense ketar-ketir early in the second half when Pedro Aquino kick hit the goalpost Hugo Lloris.
The inclusion of senior player Jefferson Farfan in the second half to make the team nicknamed La Blanquirroja it actually has more opportunities than France.
Farfan had the chance to bring Peru an equalizer. But his efforts through a volley using the hull of Andre Carrillo still sideways at the right of the French goal.
The French game in the second half was not overly aggressive and cednerung playing safe. The possibility of France wanting to save power against Denmark at the last meeting of Group C.
France’s hopes of adding advantage came back when Ousmane Dembele created chances. But Barcelona winger kick in the 82nd minute is still sideways on the left wicket Peru.
Paolo Guerrero threw away a chance for Peru to score after his free-kick in the 88th minute could still be caught by Hugo Lloris. The match was still ended with a 1-0 win for France
In the end Peru must accept the fact of being the fourth team to be eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. Peru failed to get points from two matches in Group C.
Composition of Players
France: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud.
Peru: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Trauco; Andre Carrillo, Pedro Aquino, Christian Cuevas, Victor Yotun, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero.