Australian national team tried hard to score goals since the beginning of the game because they need a victory to open up opportunities to qualify for the round of 16 large. Although more attacking, but Australian attacks do not harm the defense of Peru.
Instead Peru can look efficient in taking advantage of opportunities. In the 18th minute, Peru can score the first goal through Andre Carrillo. Carrillo scored a beautiful goal utilizing bait Paolo Guerrero.
Guerrero moves on the right side of the Australian defense and releases stomach bait into the penalty box. Carrillo is in the right position to immediately open volley. The ball slid into the right corner of the goal can not be dammed by Australian goalkeeper, Mathew Ryan.
In the remaining time of the first half, the Socceroos also kept pressing Peru’s defense. However Pedro Gallese and his friends could end the first half with a 1-0 advantage.
Entering into the second half, Peru immediately made Australia surprised by a quick goal. Guerrero scored his name on the scoreboard when the second half just entered the 50th minute.
Guerrero goal was originated from the penetration of Christian Cueva on the right side of the Australian defense. Cueva took the pass into the face of goal but the ball hit the Australian defender-defender.
Luck for Peru is not exhausted because it turns a wild ball just fell in front of Guerrero. The veteran striker immediately fired a left-footed shot which scored the second goal for Peru.
Throughout the game, Australia fired more shots than Peru. However, Australia’s efforts more often do not meet the target. The game ended with a score of 2-0 for Peru. This victory makes Peru end Group C in third position with a collection of three points, while Australia is in the position of caretaker with a record one point.
Composition of Players
Mathew Ryan; Joshua Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Mark Milligan, Aziz Behich; Matthew Leckie, Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Robbie Kruse (Daniel Arzani 58); Tom Rugic (Jackson Irvine 72); Tomi Juric (Tim Cahill 53)
Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Anderson Santamaria, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia (Paolo Hurtado 63), Yoshimar Yotun (Pedro Aquino 46); Andre Carrillo (Wilder Cartagena 79), Christian Cueva, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero