Peru, with a three nil win over Morocco virtually assured themselves of reaching the semi-finals of the World Soccer Cup being played in Mexico.
TV Kick off Morocco in red kicking (R to L) go into attack & turn back
SV Scoreboard nil all
LV Peru take free-kick, no goal
LV Peru attack ball cleared
TV Kick off 2nd half
LV Corner by Morocco no goal
MV Substitutes watching
TV 1st goal scored by Peru to CU players hugging
TV Peru attacks & scored 2nd goal TO CU players
MV Scoreboard PAN TO crowd
TV Morocco attack & shoots, misses
TV Referee signalling time
CU Crowds cheering
CU Man running onto pitch with flag TO LV crowd on pitch
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Background: Peru, with a three nil win over Morocco virtually assured themselves of reaching the semi-finals of the World Soccer Cup being played in Mexico. The win followed their first round three-two over Bulgaria, a match which produced the best fighback of the series.
The Coach of the Moroccan side, Mr Blagoja Vidinic, said after the match that two hard games in three days were too much for his team and they had cracked under the pressure. He said that the first Peruvian goal could have been prevented and added that the second goal broke his team.
Peru is building up a reputation as the best goal scoring side. They have netted six from two matches but have missed many chances. Against Morocco Cubillas scored two goals and Challe one.
SYNOPSIS: Peru, playing from left to right, kick off at the start of their Group Four match against Morocco at Leon in Mexico. It was the second round match for both teams in the World Soccer Cup. Morocco, a team of amateurs were pitting their skills against the highly rated professionals from Peru. The Mexican crowd came to the match expecting to see a number of goals scored. But they had a long time to wait. The Moroccans defended well and at half time the score was nil all.
After the interval Peru settled down and forced a corner, but the shot was wide and Morocco breathed again.
The first goal came in the 65th minute through Cubillas. The Moroccan manager said later the first goal broke his team's spirit.
Four minutes later Peru struck again...this time through Challe.
And six minutes later came the third goal burst in ten minutes sealed Morocco's fate. The match added to Peru's rapidly growing reputation as one of the best goal scoring combinations in the competition. Peru's win virtually assured them of a place in the quarterfinals.