Argentina vs Peru Highlights

Argentina vs Peru Highlights: the defending champion tops the group stage with a perfect nine point

Argentina progressed to the knockouts with three consecutive victories and Peru were their latest victim. Playing without Lionel Messi and the supervision of Lionel Scaloni, Albiceleste still win it comfortably with a fast-passing game and two goals from Lautaro Martinez.

Argentina vs Peru Highlights


25′ – SAVES: Leandro Paredes attempted a long-range free-kick execution which was still denied by Pedro Gallese

40′ – MISS: Angel Di Maria tried his luck on Gallese, ended up with the Peruvian denied his attempt.

43′ – SAVES: Gallese made another save to prevent Argentina scoring from close range.

45′ – HALFTIME: Argentina 0-0 Peru

46′ – GOAL: Argentina took the lead through Lautaro who breaks the deadlock with a nice build-up.

71′ – MISS: Paredes squandered his biggest chance of the game as the AS Roma player failed to convert it from the spot.

86′ – GOAL: Lautaro added another collection of his goal today and sealed the victory for Argentina.

90′ – FULL TIME: Argentina 2-0 Peru

Player of the Match: Lautaro Martinez

It is obvious that Lautaro sets himself apart from other players today. Di Maria may cause more trouble to Peru’s defence or Parede may had a more threatening chance but Lautaro finished it twice today.

Key Moment

It was Lautaro’s first goal which obviously put Argentina in a more comforting position to attack, leading to his second goal minutes before the game ended.

Key Stats

Argentina went unbeaten in the group stage and at the same time, this result send Peru to elimination after collecting only one point from three games.


Argentina were better than its opponents in all aspect. What makes it more special was the absence of Messi and Scaloni, two of the most importan instrument in the current Albiceleste squad.

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