FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, France vs Peru: Les Bleus win 1-0

21 June 2018, 10:52 PM
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, France vs Peru
FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, France vs Peru

In their second game of the FIFA World Cup 2018, tournament favourites France face Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The French are expected to win their second straight game, whilst the Peruvians will be hoping to record their first points in the competition.

In their pre-World Cup campaign, Didier Deschamps's men beat Ireland (2-0) and Italy (3-1) before recording a draw against USA (1-1).

The French come into this game on the back of a difficult win against a solid Australian team (2-1), thanks to a penalty by Antoine Griezmann and Aziz Behich’s own goal.

Before taking off for Russia, the Peruvians defeated Scotland (2-0) and Saudi Arabia (3-0) and were held to a draw by Sweden (0-0). However, Ricardo Gareca’s men messed-up their World Cup opening game against Denmark (1-0) with Christian Cueva completely missing his penalty shot just before half-time, and conceding a goal from Yussuf Poulsen in the 60th minute.

Highlights of France vs Peru:

The referee checks his watch and blows his whistle to signal the end of this match. FULL TIME: France 1-0 Peru!

# 90+5' A horde of players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Ousmane Dembele (France) takes it short.

# 90+4' Olivier Giroud (France) makes space for himself in the box after some nice work, but his shot is immediately charged down by a defender. Now France have a corner

# 90+3' Ousmane Dembele (France) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition's defence averts the threat.

# 90+2' Blaise Matuidi (France) latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and fires in a first-time shot on goal, but the effort lacks accuracy and flies well wide of the left post. The ball goes out of play and Peru will have a goal kick.

# 90+1' Ousmane Dembele (France) works the corner short.

# 90+1' Ousmane Dembele (France) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear. The ball goes out of play. France are awarded a corner kick.

4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.

# 89' The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Paul Pogba leaves the pitch and Steven N'Zonzi (France) comes on.

# 88' Paolo Guerrero (Peru) stands over the free kick and opts to take it himself, but it is straight at Hugo Lloris

# 86' The game has begun to heat up. Paul Pogba (France) challenges an opponent and receives a deserved yellow card for his ugly tackle.

# 85' Miguel Trauco (Peru) takes the corner which is cleared.

# 84' Paolo Guerrero (Peru) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted. Peru win a corner.

# 82' CHANCE! What an opportunity that was! The ball rebounded out to Ousmane Dembele (France), whose shot from the edge of the box goes a whisker wide of the right post. The ball goes out of play and Peru will have a goal kick.

# 82' Pedro Jesus Aquino Sanchez (Peru) shouldn't be surprised it's a yellow from the ref, who cooled the situation down well.

# 81' Is that a yellow card in the referee's hand? It is! Edison Flores (Peru) gets booked.

# 80' A substitution has been made. Antoine Griezmann goes off and Nabil Fekir (France) comes on.

# 79' Paolo Guerrero (Peru) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.

# 78' Foul! Andre Carrillo (Peru) is penalised for pulling back his opponent.

# 74' The manager makes a subsitution with Ousmane Dembele (France) coming on for Kylian Mbappe.

# 74' What a chance! The ball is inside the box and Jefferson Farfan (Peru) takes a first-time shot on goal, but his volley goes narrowly wide of the left post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for France.

# 73' Some neat passing and movement from Peru as they ping around some short passes in order to create a new attacking opportunity.

# 69' The corner from Jefferson Farfan (Peru) is cleared away by the defence.

# 69' Paolo Guerrero (Peru) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent's defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out. Peru get a corner.

# 68' CHANCE! Luis Advincula (Peru) creates a good chance for himself and goes for goal from mid-range, but it's just a bit too high and misses the bar by a whisker. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for France.

# 66' An attempted cross from Andre Carrillo (Peru) is cleared.

# 64' Olivier Giroud (France) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a clever chip pass, but one of the defending players comes up with a timely interception.

# 61' A wild pass somehow finds Andre Carrillo (Peru) in space, he steadies himself and shoots from mid-range but sends it just over the bar. The ball goes out of play and France will have a goal kick.

# 61' Jefferson Farfan (Peru) attempts to find his teammate with a final pass from outside of the box, but one of the defenders clears the ball to safety.

# 61' Christian Cueva (Peru) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat.

# 58' Andre Carrillo (Peru) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.

# 57' Blaise Matuidi (France) connects with a pass but sees his shot from the edge of the box blocked.

# 57' The goalkeeper punched the ball away after Kylian Mbappe (France) took the corner.

# 56' The ball is cleared after Paul Pogba (France) attempted to dribble past an opposing player. France will have a chance to score from a corner kick.

# 54' Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed blows the whistle, Andre Carrillo (Peru) is penalised for a foul.

# 53' Antoine Griezmann (France) floats the free kick into the box, but it's easily cleared by the first man.

# 53' The referee blows his whistle as Paolo Guerrero (Peru) was too aggressive in his challenge. France earn a free kick.

# 52' Antoine Griezmann (France) clips a neat ball into the box in the direction of Lucas, but he can't get on the end of the pass. It's a throw-in for Peru.

# 52' Jefferson Farfan (Peru) tackles a bit over-zealously and Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed blows for a foul.

# 50' CHANCE! Pedro Jesus Aquino Sanchez (Peru) rips a decent first-time shot from long range, but the ball hits the left post! The ball goes out of play and France will have a goal kick.

# 49' Samuel Umtiti (France) is moving okay again after that injury scare.

# 48' The game is interrupted now, Samuel Umtiti (France) picks up a knock and the physio has to come on.

# 46' Half-time substitution. Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) is replaced by Jefferson Farfan.

# 46' Ricardo Gareca has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Anderson Santamaria (Peru) replacing Alberto Rodriguez

# Second half begins!

# The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.

We will have 2 min. of added time.

# 44' Kylian Mbappe (France) attempts to scoop the ball into the box over the defence, but one of the defending players makes a timely intervention.

# 43' Lucas (France) has a great chance inside the box following a rebound off a defender, but somehow he gets too much on the ball and it goes well wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Peru.

# 43' CHANCE! Lucas (France) receives a precise pass in the box and takes the shot early. The ball heads towards the roof of the net, but Pedro Gallese shows off his skills and makes a brilliant save to deny him.

# 43' France are seeing far more of the ball now.

# 40' CHANCE! Wonderful pass from Antoine Griezmann (France) for Olivier Giroud, but they can't profit from it as Pedro Gallese comes off his line to collect.

# 39' Yoshimar Yotun (Peru) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.

# 38' Olivier Giroud (France) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed has a clear sight of it and blows his whistle.

# 35' GOAL! Kylian Mbappe (France) taps home from close range after the rebound fell kindly into his path. France 1-0 Peru!

# 34' SAVE! Kylian Mbappe (France) was close to scoring a goal after unleashing a first-time effort from inside the six-yard box. The ball was aimed towards the middle of the net, but the goalkeeper read it well and pulled off a brilliant save to thwart the attempt.

# 32' Lucas (France) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out of play. The ball goes out of play and Peru will have a goal kick.

# 31' CHANCE! A defence-splitting pass is taken in his stride by Paolo Guerrero (Peru) in the box. Without even looking up he drills a shot low towards the middle of the goal, but Hugo Lloris pulls off a comfortable save.

# 31' Antoine Griezmann (France) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.

# 26'  The France players are exchanging some short passes.

# 24' The resulting corner from Andre Carrillo (Peru) is cleared by the defence.

# 24' Luis Advincula (Peru) dinks a cross into the box in an attempt to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to clear. It will be a corner kick for Peru.

# 22' The whistle blows and Paolo Guerrero (Peru) is booked for an infringement.

# 22' Samuel Umtiti (France) is penalised for holding. Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed signals a set piece.

# 20' The referee blows his whistle for a foul after Alberto Rodriguez (Peru) overruns the ball during an attack and makes an aggressive challenge on his opponent.

# 20' The players claim that Benjamin Pavard (France) handled the ball and it seems they are right. Peru win a free kick.

# 16' Blaise Matuidi (France) violates the rules and gets a yellow card.

# 16' SAVE! Pedro Gallese gets a well deserved ovation! Antoine Griezmann (France) produces a decent first-time strike goalwards, but the goalkeeper is positioned well to block it.

# 15' Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed blows his whistle. Christian Cueva (Peru) commits a foul after dangerous play.

# 15' CLOSE! Raphael Varane (France) connects with the corner kick around the penalty spot, but steers his header just wide of the right post. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Peru.

# 14' Corner kick. Antoine Griezmann (France) is ready to send the ball into the box.

# 13' The corner kick from Antoine Griezmann (France) is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to France.

# 13' Blaise Matuidi (France) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. France force their opponents to concede a corner.

# 12' CHANCE! Paul Pogba (France) makes a yard for himself and attempts to endanger the goalkeeper with a long-range shot. His great effort, however, goes a whisker wide of the left post. The ball goes out of play and Peru will have a goal kick.

# 10' CHANCE! Antoine Griezmann (France) misses a big opportunity to score after striking the ball wide of the right post. The ball goes out of play and Peru will have a goal kick.

# 9' The cross into the penalty area from Andre Carrillo (Peru) needed to be more accurate in order to create a goal-scoring opportunity for his team.

# 9' Benjamin Pavard (France) knocks his opponent down with an over-the-top tackle.

# 5' It looked like the long-range shot by Andre Carrillo (Peru) would end up in the net, but the effort went slightly over the bar. The goalkeeper was quite lucky this time. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for France.

# 4' Dangerous play by Edison Flores (Peru). Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed blows his whistle for a foul.

# 3' Andre Carrillo (Peru) seems to have picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue playing.

# 3' Andre Carrillo (Peru) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.

# 2' Edison Flores (Peru) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.

# 2' Andre Carrillo (Peru) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. The ball is out of play. Peru will have a throw-in.

# Kick off!

Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohammed was nominated as the referee for this game.

Stat attack: The French are unbeaten in their last seven WC fixtures against South American sides (W4, D3) and have kept a clean sheet in five of them.

Players to watch: France’s current top scorer Olivier Giroud has 31 international goals - the fourth-best total in French team history. While, Paolo Guerrero has the best total in the Peruvian national team’s history, with 34 international goals.

France Playing XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kanté, Pogba,  Mbappé, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud.

Peru Playing XI: Gallese, Advincula, Rodriguez, Ramos, Trauco, Aquino, Yotun, Flores, Cueva, Carrillo, Guerrero.

Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the second match of the day, one of the tournament favourites France lock horns with Peru in the matchday two in Group C.

First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 07:24 PM
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