- Denmark goal: Poulsen (59′)
- Peru misses penalty
- Next: Denmark-Australia, Peru-France
Yussuf Yurary Poulsen scored a second half goal and Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made several critical saves as Denmark smashed and grabbed a 1-0 World Cup win in Saransk on Saturday.
Peru found seemingly every manner of way to miss the goal in a dominant performance.
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Both teams played with an adrenalized tempo in the first 10 minutes, with Yoshimar Yotun whipping a shot to Kasper Schmeichel in the eighth.
Peru was all over Denmark as the match moved on, with Schmeichel very active against Los Incos.
Denmark captain Simon Kjaer made a terrific block on Andre Carrillo in the 29th minute to keep it scoreless.
The CONMEBOL side was given a penalty kick upon Video Assistant Referee review after Christian Cueva saw his ankle caught by Yussuf Poulsen.
But Cueva made a stuttering, disjointed run-up before blazing his effort over the bar.
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