In a battle for 3rd place, Australia had the difficult challenge of facing Peru, who was looking to end their World Cup run with a victory to bring back home.
The match started off with Australia on the offensive and the Aussies looking dangerous on the runs that they were making.
The luck that Peru was missing and the small amount of efficiency that wasn’t there in the final third of the pitch in their previous matches, were both there in Peru’s exit of the World Cup.
With a great pass from Yoshimar Yotun, the Orlando City player was able to find Paolo Guerrero. Seen as an immediate threat, Guerrero was able to draw in the Australian defense and take away the attention from Andre Carrillo, who one-touched a volley from Guerrero for a beautiful goal in the 18th minute. Carrillo’s goal and overall performance would earn him the Budweiser Man of the Match award.
Paolo Guerrero, Peru’s leading goalscorer, was also able to score for the first time in a World Cup in the 50th minute. This goal was a very emotional goal for Guerrero due to the circumstances he’s had to face in order to even make an appearance in this World Cup.
The final result of the match was 2-0 in favor of Peru. With this result, France top Group C with Denmark as the runner-up. Australia was officially eliminated and finished last in the group while Peru finished 3rd.