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Winners and losers as Denmark narrowly beat Peru 1-0

Yussuf Poulsen Yussuf Poulsen celebrates with team-mates after scoring. Image Twitter
Kristopher Love | 16 June, 2018, 23:10

Denmark made them pay two minutes later on the counter-attack as Christian Eriksen laid the ball of for Poulsen to finish inside the near post.

Denmark and Peru provide an entertaining, emotional match and some goals, but neither can get the three points as a late Guerrero goal evens it. Peru 2, Denmark 2.

Peru has four World Cup appearances.

Let's look at the Peru vs. Denmark betting lines.

RB Leipzig's exciting winger, Poulsen was fortunate not to be punished for a clumsy tackle inside the box as Cueva missed the first-half penalty.

Schonne's shot came within five minutes of his entrance into the game for Williams Kvist, who came off after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as the two pursued a ball in the air.

And in the second-half, the midfielder could not find his way back into the game, looking void of some confidence following his penalty miss.

Guerrero's header was saved by Kasper Schmeichel in the 64th minute, and 15 minutes later the captain's audacious backheeled attempt beat the goalkeeper only to roll wide by inches.

Peru are competing at the World Cup for the first time in 32 years. Midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected to lead the Danes after scoring 11 goals in World Cup qualifying match and a hat trick in the decisive playoff that clinched Denmark's place in Russian Federation.

According to FIFA's official records, 43,583 tickets were sold to fans in Peru making them the eighth-most supported nation at the World Cup in Russian Federation - with one even reportedly putting 24kg so that he could apply for one of the special [easy-access extra-width] seats that are much easier to get.

Within the opening minutes of the match, Peru was pushing forward and almost drew a penalty when Flores and Poulsen collided on the left side of the area, but Gassama waved play on.