In its last game in the 2018 World Cup, Peru left the best impression possible in the field after winning against Australia 2 to 0, and Peruvians are more than delighted to see their country win a game in this event after 40 years.
According to El Peruano, this score makes Paolo Guerrero the last Inca scorer in this world championship.
“The victory (3-1) of the Peruvian team obtained against Iran in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina or Guillermo La Rosa's goal in the 5-1 defeat by Poland to the national squad in Spain 1982 will no longer be the closest query data of the Blanquirroja in the world cups”, wrote El Peruano. “Those led by Ricardo Gareca began to write their own history after winning 2-0 Australia in the farewell match in Russia 2018”, they continued.
Over 40,000 Peruvians chanted endlessly in the stadium with this victory, which turned into a party in Sochi where the game took place.
In spite of being eliminated from the World Cup before the match against Australia even began, Peru’s performance was its best possible.
Coach Ricardo Gareca said to the media that the players made a huge effort to overcome two defeats in a row and return to Peru with a victory. “We must congratulate them for the great effort they made and for the crowd that accompanied us in all the matches”, he said, according to El Peruano.
For his part, Guerrero said he would have liked to play the World Cup 100% like the other players who came to the tournament with 65 games since he just played three matches before the debut.