"France needed a lone first-half strike from teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe to edge past Peru and end the South American’s hopes of reaching Russia 2018's Round of 16. France’s all-star side were made to work overtime before subduing a brave Peru in front of a buoyant South American-flavoured crowd.
La Blanquirroja enjoyed good periods throughout the match and were outplayed only in the final quarter-hour of the first half. It was at that point that Mbappe broke the deadlock with a close-range tap-in. It proved enough for France to maintain their lead at the top of Group C and shore up a ticket to the last-16.
Peru can consider themselves unlucky with Paolo Guerrero denied and Pedro Aquino hitting the post. Peru’s campaign is now over after successive 1-0 defeats."
- France took lead through Kylian Mbappe goal
- Peru start with star forward Paolo Guerrero
- The South Americans must earn at least a draw
MOHAMMED Mohammed Abdulla UAE
Assistant Referee 1:
ALHAMMADI Mohamed UAE
Assistant Referee 2:
ALMAHRI Hasan UAE
SIKAZWE Janny ZAM
Video Assistant Referee:
ORSATO Daniele ITA
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1:
AL MARRI Taleb QAT
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2:
AL JASSIM Abdulrahman QAT
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 3:
MARCINIAK Szymon POL
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Summary credit: Fifa Match Summary.