Australia seek more goals in crunch match against Peru
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Australia will try and take advantage of the situation ahead of the final round of play in Group C as they take on the already-relegated Peru side on Tuesday in Sochi.
The two teams did not have the chance to take on each other in the past. Peru continued to be a side very tough to break down having only shipped two goals in their opening two ties. Starting from the inter-continental play-offs ties with New Zealand, they’ve shipped just 3 goals in last 9 internationals, meaning the Aussies could struggle to break the deadlock and grab the much-needed victory here.
Los Incas did well in transitioning the ball onto the opponent’s half, but they just lacked the finishing touch in past two affairs. Can it finally come here on Tuesday when they will entirely be pressure-free against Socceroos?
Van Marwijk’s men did not show much in the final third, but they’ve managed to score once against France and Denmark apiece. Both of their goals came from the penalty-spot with the captain Mile Jedinak making no mistake on any of the occasions. They might need another penalty to put the ball behind Pedro Gallese and his super stern defensive-line.
The good news for the Peruvians is they should really be able to find the back of the net in a World Cup affair for the first time since 1966 when they’ve last scored a goal at this tournament. Gareca has reasons to hope for such scenario knowing that his rivals have not kept a single clean sheet in last 12 World Cup contests.
Moving forward, Socceroos are on a horrendous run of four defeats and a draw in last 5 World Cup outings.
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