The Peruvian National Team fell by the minimum against Argentina on the 12th date of the Qualifiers in a game in which he held up well in defense but in which he could not take advantage of the clearer goal play he had.
It was 18 minutes into the second half when Yoshimar Yotún gave a great pass to Jefferson Farfán, who was brought down by Emiliano Martínez inside the area. The VAR was not required for referee Wilson Sampaio to collect the penalty.
So, without Paolo Guerrero or Gianluca Lapadula, the one in charge of kicking it was Yotún, who finished off the top of the crossbar and missed the best chance for Peru.
Ricardo Gareca’s team made a worthy match. He defended himself as best he could, with as many players as possible and tried to get out of the counter attack when he could. It was essential to take advantage of the slightest chance of a goal, but he could not.
A penalty is an unbeatable chance, which is why Yotún’s deflected shot was so sorry. After that play, Peru almost did not disturb Martinez and had to settle for losing only by one goal.