France once again came on top against a spirited opponent by the narrowest of margins 1-0.With two wins France qualify to the Last 16 from Group C.
Peru are out of the tournament after losing both their games.Peru had chances to score in glimpses but the closest they could get near was Pedro Aquino’s shot that hit the post much to the dismay of thousands travelling fans.
Such has been the support for the Peruvian team and it is disappointing that they had to bow out in such a manner. And for France nevertheless its a victory on road to the knock out.
Kylian Mbappe : Young and Wild and Living the World Cup Dream
Mbappe here Mbappe there Mbappe everywhere. The teenager made quite a lot of news over his transfer to PSG last year. He is already the most expensively valued French footballer and would he miss out on a opportunity to score in a world cup never.
A deflected shoot from Giroud saw Mbappe and all he needed was a tap in to see the ball into the empty post. Thus becoming the youngest scorer in a Worldcup match for France beating Trezeguet’s record during the 1998 World Cup.
“I was very happy,”
“I have always said the World Cup was a dream for any player. I hope to have more moments like this.”
Change of legs
As predicted French team started with Giroud and Matuidi in place of Dembele and Tolisso and it proved instrumental.As the tall forward was fighting the defenders for procession making route for Griezzman and Mbappe to move forward for through balls.
“He is our best scorer and he has very specific qualities,”
“The way he holds the ball up, he was very good and all the players around him linked up very well. As I have said, it’s often that when he is not on the team we appreciate how useful he is.”
Peru have deservedly made their country proud :
Peru have punched above their weight and have played good football but have had their share of misfortunes. From not converting a penalty in the first match and despite failing to score despite having 27 shots in the two matches. A loss here against France means Peru are still winless in their world cup finals.
But Peru should feel proud for the football they have played and they would be wanting to finish on a high as they take on Australia in the final match.
“They are a really good team. They were unlucky in the first match against Denmark. I think they deserved more from that.
They had lots of opportunities, but Kasper Schmeichel played a great match in goal and now sadly, they are eliminated.”