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Denmark Beat Impressive Peru With 1-0 Win

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SARANSK, RUSSIA - JUNE 16: Yussuf Yurary Poulsen of Denmark celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Peru and Denmark at Mordovia Arena on June 16, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Denmark defeated Peru by a goal to nil as Yussuf Poulsen scored the game’s only goal halfway through the second-half.

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The South Americans will count themselves very unlucky as Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel made a string-full of saves to give his country the narrow victory.

Peru started brightly with Schmeichel having to stop efforts from both Edison Flores and André Carrillo inside the first eight minutes and the onslaught continued.

Carrillo, who spent last season on loan at Watford, was the real bright spark in the first half, creating further opportunities for Jefferson Farfán who failed to convert.

The greatest chance to take the lead came right on the stroke of half-time as Poulsen brought down Christian Cueva inside the area. After more than 20 seconds passed, the game was stopped and the VAR screen was viewed by the official who then pointed to the spot.

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Christian Cueva put the ball on the spot and all of Peru held their breath. The Sao Paolo midfielder blazed the kick a mile over the bar and was consoled by teammates as he left the pitch in tears following the half-time whistle that sounded seconds later.

Poulsen gave the Danes the lead on minute 59 after Tottenham Hotspurs’ Christian Eriksen threaded him through after a three-against-three breakaway. The RB Leipzig attacker finished cooly to send the Danish fans into delirium.

Many chances came and went for Peru to equalize as man-of-the-match Schmeichel stopped Flores with a world class instinctive flick of the wrist with half an hour remaining.

Carrillo continued to drive his team forward, creating openings for the Peruvians from all kinds of build-ups, but like his father once was, Kasper Schmeichel proved to be the hero by getting in the way of efforts from Farfan, Luis Advíncula and Yoshimar Yotún.

Christian Cueva’s tears reemerged as the full-time whistle was blown. It was his ballooned penalty that could have made all the difference in this game.

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The result was a dream start for Denmark who face Australia next and Peru will have to pick themselves up quickly if they’re to stand any chance at all off qualifying. They play France on Thursday the 20th.

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