Argentina, the host nation, made sure of a place in the final of the World Cup, when they beat an outclassed Peruvian side 6-0 in Rosario on Wednesday (21 June).
TV Peru, in dark strip playing from right to left, attack on the right, and Munante hits a post
SV & TV Argentina attack and Mario Kempes makes it 1-0
GV Argentina attack and Leopoldo Luque hits a post with a fierce left foot drive
GV Argentina keep up pressure and Oscar Ortiz drives against the bar
TV Alberto Tarantini scores after a right wing corner
GV (Second Half) Following free kick Mario Kempes makes it 3-0 to Argentina
GV Leopoldo Luque scores fourth goal for Argentina
GV Argentina attack down the left and substitute Rene Houseman makes it 5-0
GV A Peruvian free kick is intercepted, and Leopoldo Luque breaks away to score sixth goal for Argentina
After the match, Brazilian manager Claudio Coutinho, was quoted as describing Peru's performance as "a betrayal to football". He said "Peru lost more than a game they lost their football prestige".
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Background: Argentina, the host nation, made sure of a place in the final of the World Cup, when they beat an outclassed Peruvian side 6-0 in Rosario on Wednesday (21 June). They needed to win what was their final Group 'B' match by four goals to overtake Brazil on goal difference, and in the end it proved a simple task. With strikers Kempes and Luque both scoring twice, and Tarantini and Houseman adding the others, they completely overwhelmed the Peruvians, playing some of the most exciting football of the competition. In Sunday's (25 June) final, to be played at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, they meet 1974 runners-up Holland, who beat Italy 2-1 to win Group 'A'
SYNOPSIS: Peru, in the dark strip, playing from right to left, opened confidently enough and were unlucky not to go in front after 11 minutes. Munante's shot was on target, but hit a post.
It was a narrow escape for Argentina, but they made the most of their good fortune, Kempes scoring a fine goal in the 20th minute.
More Argentine pressure followed, and Luque slammed a fierce left foot drive against a post.
By now it was nearly all Argentina, and with the Peruvian defence at sixes and sevens, Ortiz hit the bar.
Argentina's second goal came from Tarantini in the 43rd minute.
After the interval Argentina continued to dominate and Kempes got a third goal three minutes into the half.
Peru had no answer to the Argentine flair and Luque made it 4-0 a minute later.
It was superb football from Argentina, and more goals were still to come. The ball went down the left...was crossed into the middle...and substitute Houseman made no mistake. Five-nil.
By this stage the Argentines knew they were through to the final, but Luque made doubly sure with a fine sixth goal in the 72nd minute. Now only Holland stand between them and the World Cup.