Andre Carrillo and Luis Advíncula both get an 8 as Peru cruise past Australia 2-0 on World Cup bow

Alex Broun 21:35 26/06/2018
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  • Peru's Luis Advincula holds off Aziz Behich

    Peru finally showed what they were capable of at the World Cup with a breezy 2-0 win over Australia in their final Group C match.

    The Incas are ranked a full 25 places above the Socceroos on the FIFA rankings (No11 to No36) and it showed in Sochi as they were barely troubled.

    La Blanquirroja will now look back at missed opportunities against France and Denmark and shake their heads that they are not in the final 16.

    Here are our player ratings from what was an impressive team performance:

    Pedro Gallese – 7: The keeper was barely troubled with just two saves to make but he also claimed one cross, winning an aerial duel

    Luis Advíncula – 8: Never gave Australia space when defending and made four tackles, did well going forward himself, causing Behich problems and winning well-placed a free kick

    Christian Ramos – 7: a few heart in mouth moments for the Veracruz central defender but cleaned up quickly with two aerials won, contained what little Australian threats there were fairly easily

    Anderson Santamaria – 8: a strong game from the Puebla centre half with five tackles and two aerials won, a calm presence at the back for Peru

    Miguel Trauco – 7: six clearances for the Flamengo left fullback and one interception as he handled well any threat posed by Risdon, got forward as well with one dribble

    Renato Tapia – 6: a quiet game for the Feyenoord holding midfielder but did his job with two interceptions and two clearances though he was dribbled past three times

    Yoshimar Yotún – 6: Not much impact in the first half with just one tackle and one shot and also received a yellow card, hooked at half time for Aquino

    Andre Carrillo – 8: the Watford wide man took his goal superbly with a searing strike from the edge of the box and kept the Australian defence busy all game, made two successful dribbles

    Christian Cueva – 7: Lively through the middle and caused Australia’s defenders some awkward moments, picked out his runners well with 34 passes at 85% success rate

    Edison Flores – 6: With Carillo and Cueva prominent the Aalborgk midfielder was quiet with just 43 touches and a pass success rate of 73%

    Paolo Guerrero – 8: Took his goal well and his pace and movement gave the Socceroos defence headaches all day, won three aerial duels with two shots – both on target


    Pedro Aquino – 7: Brought on at half time to do a job and did it well, shutting down the Australian midfield with a game high seven tackles and one clearance

    Wilder Cartagena – 6: Replaced the tiring André Carrillo on 79 minutes, one tackle, one foul and just five touches

    Paolo Hurtado – 6: Come on for the injured Renato Tapia on 63 minutes, picked up a yellow card in a busy half hour with two corners, three tackles and one dribble – 29 touches in all