After an impressive build-up, Denmark breaks quickly on the counter and Eriksen finds himself in space. Needless to say, he picked out a marauding Youssuf Poulsen down the left who strode into the box and slotted home. Danish delight.
Peru is knocking on Denmark doors, looking for an equaliser. First, Rodriguez saw a header back across goal go narrowly wide. Then Poulsen had to come up with a brilliant defensive header at the back post to deny the South Americans.
Oh so close for Peru! Carillo bombs forward down the right wing and finds Farfan with a precise cut-back. But Schmeichel and Kjaer somehow blocked the shot. Denmark hanging on to dear life.
The goal from Youssuf Poulsen is the only goal that was scored and Denmark starts their world cup in style as they secure a win.
Denmark holds on and registers a win in their opening game of the World Cup against Peru. Youssuf Poulsen scored the winner for the Danish team but Peru will be gutted after the loss. Playing their first World Cup game after 1982, they came up with a spirited display of attacking football and were denied by some last-gasp defending by Denmark and Kasper Schmeichel.
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