Soccer...and Peru showed they are finely tuned on the eve of the World Cup. Rated?
Soccer...and Peru showed they are finely tuned on the eve of the World Cup. Rated by football experts as South America's outsiders to win the World Cup in Argentina, they defeated Danubio of Uruguay by six goals to nil on Friday (19 May) in a friendly match at Lima.
SYNOPSIS: Peru playing from right to left in the all white strip do not resent being considered underdogs as they end their preparations for their campaign in a strong group Four section of the World Cup.
In their first attack on the Uruguayan side, the 30-year-old star Cubillas breaks through to score.
Peru are used to strong opposition in South America and in the 27th minute of the match the ball is crossed to La Rosa to get the second goal.
In the second half Peru showed they will be a force to reckon with in Argentina. Their steady attacking was rewarded with a third goal...this time from Munante.
The match was becoming a rout. A further Peru attack and the ball is crossed to Sotil, who heads it past the Uruguayan goalkeeper. Peru 4 Danubio O.
It was no longer a contest and Peru took the chance to tighten up their teamwork for more demanding tasks ahead. The ball is chipped to the far post to 29-year-old striker Rojas, who heads the ball into the back of the net fro Peru's fifth goal.
In 1970 in Mexico, Peru reached the World Cup quarter finals and many of the players from that side will be in Argentina this year.
Players were tiring in the hot conditions but a further break in the Uruguayan defence gave Sotil his second goal.
An impressive match for Peru who won by six goals to nol. The team's manager said he was well pleased with the performance and confident of hitting top from in Argentina.