Peru vs France LIVE on SBS

21 June, 2018, 21:02 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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Both used their speed and passing to expose gaps in Peru's backline. Peru's best outlet in the first half was rampaging full-back Luis Advincula, who had the beating of defender Lucas Hernandez down France's left flank.

Guerrero almost missed the World Cup before having his doping ban lifted by a Swiss judge prior to the tournament.

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- France captain Hugo Lloris is the seventh player to reach 100 caps with France.

With Peru pushing for an equaliser, Deschamps opted for a change with 15 minuets remaining as Mbappe made way for Dembele. Pogba beat his defender and found Giroud with a ideal pass. Giroud then chipped it for Mbappe to easily tap it past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

Ricardo Gareca's side fell 1-0 loss to Denmark in the opening round of group play, in which the Danes clinched with a lone goal in the 59th minute.

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Energized by the tens of thousands of Peruvian fans, the South Americans tried to match Les Bleus' intensity early but were outshot 12-10 with only two of Peru's chances on target, with two others blocked.

It was the right call, not only because Mbappe surpassed David Trezeguet as France's youngest World Cup goalscorer at 19 years and 183 days, but because the Paris Saint-Germain youngster tormented Peru down the right flank and worked well with Giroud.

Having picked up their pace in the latter part of the first half, the break seemed to have slowed the tempo for France once more in the opening stage of the second and it was Peru who saw the bulk of the action and had the lion's share of the chances.

French striker Antoine Griezmann has been passed fit for Thursday's World Cup Group C match with Peru as coach Didier Deschamps seeks to give his side a sharper attacking edge. The chemistry they found as substitutes carried over and it sharpened France's attack. But that constant motion ate up a lot of energy and hurt their control as the match progressed.

Mbappe makes things happen and is also prepared to try the spectacular.

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