For the first time in 40 years, Peru won a World Cup game.
In the final Group C game on Tuesday, Yotun hit a terrific long ball to help set up Peru’s first goal at this World Cup, with Andre Carrillo volleying home a cross from Paolo Guerrero.
Guerrero, the team’s captain, later added another goal to lead Peru to a 2-0 win over Australia.
#OCSC midfielder Yoshi Yotún initiated the sequence for #Peru goal to open the scoring in #AUSPER. He played a great long ball to Paolo Guerrero, who held the ball up and crossed for André Carrillo to volley in a golazo.#MLS #VamosPeru #PER #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/5TakfLtEmv— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) June 26, 2018
Despite the group-stage exit, though, the scores of Peru fans who made the trip to Russia thoroughly enjoyed Peru’s first World Cup win since 1978 and their first World Cup goals since 1982.
Party like it's 1982, Peru! 🇵🇪 pic.twitter.com/DxNHcjIdnG— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2018
Yotun started all three games for Peru from his defensive midfield spot, but came out at halftime Tuesday after picking up a yellow card. The Portland Timbers’ Andy Polo, who was also named to Peru’s final World Cup squad, did not make an appearance in any of the three contests.