Denmark spoil Peru's World Cup party with 1-0 victory

Danish Christian Eriksen during the international soccer test match. Ritzau Scanpix  Lars Moeller via REUTERS

Eriksen was the youngest player in the Denmark squad at the time and he went on to make two appearances before his side crashed out of the group stages.

Christian Eriksen was underwhelming in Denmark's World Cup opener against Peru apart from one moment of brilliance that led to the game's solitary goal, and the Danes need more from their inspirational playmaker to prolong their stay in Russian Federation.

It was brutal to watch moments like this when Peru was generally playing very well.

Denmark coach Age Hareide says his country had been fortunate to beat Peru 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

"Today he had a fantastic performance and it is needed when you get as hard pressure on you as Peru did in the second half".

Hareide was also eager to praise Peru for their efforts.

Peru had an overwhelming support from their fans after appearing in their first World Cup in 36 years, but it came out unlucky. "They got very little out of this game, they probably deserved more", Hareide said.

Hareide revealed that his team struggled to come to terms with the occasion and that they depended on Schmeichel to keep them in the game as Peru turned up the heat.




All good teams are adept at winning games in tricky circumstances, at grinding out victories in the face of adversity and when the match is seemingly slipping out of their grasp, and that is exactly what Denmark did.

"I am pleased to be here and working with such skilful players. I think this shows great solidarity", he added.

The Spurs talisman will also be playing in his second World Cup finals after featuring eight years ago in South Africa for his homeland.

Yet he struck an bad penalty way over the bar, leaving the red-and-white clad Peru fans distraught, not to mention the crestfallen Cueva himself. After the penalty, he stayed in there, he was asking for the ball. "He played very well".

Peru, who left out all-time top-scorer Paolo Guerrero from their starting line-up, were awarded a penalty by referee Bakary Gassama after he consulted with the video assistant referee for Poulsen's foul on Cueva.

Their opponent Denmark boasts of depth and, in Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen, world class talent, even if there are question marks over the team's attack.

The 34-year-old went close to equalising when he sent a clever backheel wide with around 10 minutes to go.

"Whatever happened before I think now he is training at a very high level and he really is ready to play", said Gareca, who saw his star forward receive backing during his appeal from France's Hugo Lloris, Australia's Mile Jedinak and Denmark's Simon Kjaer - the three captains of Peru's Group C rivals.

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