Kylian Mbappe's goal gave France a 1-0 win over Peru in their Group C match at Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg. With the goal, Mbappe became the first teenager in history to score for France at either the World Cup or European Championships. Successive wins over Australia and Peru helped France reach the last 16. The chance for Mbappe came in the 34th minute after Peru gave the ball away deep in their own half where Paul Pogba picked it up. Pogba played a pass to Olivier Giroud, whose low strike was saved by goalkeeper Pedro Gallese at first, but later fell nicely for Mbappe to slot into an open net from a yard out. France should have netted three or four but credit to some good goalkeeping by Peru's Gallese. N'Golo Kante, the France midfielder, was solid in the middle of the park as he made more tackles, interceptions and clearances than any other player in this first half. Paolo Guerrero had the best chance for Peru but a solid save by Hugo Lloris for France prevented them from getting on level terms.(Highlights: France vs Peru)
Highlights of 2018 FIFA World Cup, France vs Peru, straight from the Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg
22:23 IST: And its over. France beat Peru 1-0 in their Group C clash. France are through to the last 16 after back-to-back wins.
22:22 IST: Free kick for Peru. This has to be their moment. Chance missed.
22:19 IST: We are into a minimum of 4 minutes of stoppage time.
22:13 IST: SUBSTITUTION! Raul Ruidiaz comes on for the latter stages, while Christian Cueva departs.
22:10 IST: Final ten minutes of the game to go.
22:03 IST: Someone has to conjure up some magic for Peru soon. Only 16 minutes to go. They need at least a point. France have been superb at the back.
21:57 IST: This is a captivating match. Peru are still striving for that elusive equaliser. Peru need something special from someone real soon. | France 1-0 Peru after 68 minutes
21:52 IST: SHOT! A little too high from Andre Carrillo. Didn't trouble the French keeper.
21:50 IST: Pogba has been superb so far. He gets a lot of slack for his club but he been phenomenal for France. | France 1-0 Peru after 61 minutes
21:45 IST: Lloris plays his 100th international match today.
21:40 IST: WHAT A SHOT! Pedro Aquino Sanchez hits an unstoppable shot in the 50th minute but he is unlucky that it hit the cross bar. That's the closest Peru got to scoring in this half. | France 1-0 Peru after 52 minutes
21:36 IST: Peru make two changes. Santamaria and Farfan replace Yotun and Rodriguez to add more attacking threat.
21:33 IST: Second half begins.
21:17 IST: Halftime | France 1-0 Peru
A good display of football between these two sides. Mbappe's goal the difference. Peru had their share of chances but France got their goal and the lead. Peru need to get atleast a point if they want to stay in the competition.
21:15 IST: After regular 45 minutes, two minutes of stoppage time added.
21:12 IST: Final three minutes to go for the halftime.
21:10 IST: France are growing in confidence after Mbappe's opening goal.
21:06 IST: GOAL! 34th minute. Mbappe becomes the youngest-ever goalscorer for France. Pogba's brilliant pass to Giroud which ricochets off Peruvian defender Rodriguez towards Mbappe's path. | France 1-0 Peru after 35 minutes
21:02 IST: WHAT A SAVE! Peru's best chance falling to captain Paolo Guerrero in the 30th minute. Good stop in the end by the French keeper Lloris. Peru were close to taking the lead in this fixture. | France 0-0 Peru after 32 minutes
20:57 IST: Mbappe tries to nutmeg but failes and loses the ball in the process. Peru counter but the French defenders handle it well. | France 0-0 Peru after 27 minutes
20:52 IST: YELLOW CARD! Peru's Paolo Guerrero booked for arguing with the referee in the 22nd minute.
20:46 IST: Griezmann's half-volley saved by the Peru keeper. France beginning to dominate. Blaise Matuidi booked for a foul in the 16th minute. | France 0-0 Peru after 17 minutes
20:46 IST: Chance for France! Raphael Varane header misses target by a miniscule margin in the 14th minute. A towering header by the French defender. France are beginning to wrestle control in the middle of the park.
20:43 IST: Paul Pogba tries his luck with a long-range shot in the 11th minute but the Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese had it covered. A good contest up for neutrals in the early stages. | France 0-0 Peru after 13 minutes
20:40 IST: France's number 2 Pavard fouls Peru's Paolo Guerrero in the middle of the park.
| France 0-0 Peru after 10 minutes
20:36 IST: Positive play by Peru in the early stages. Both Edison Flores and Paolo Guerrero linking up well in the right side. France defenders have been on their toes in the first five minutes. No clear cut chances for either teams so far.
20:30 IST: KICK OFF
20:24 IST: The teams are out in the middle. The National Anthems of both the teams being played.
20:15 IST: We are moments away from the kick off.
20:03 IST: France players warm up ahead of their match against Peru.
19:52 IST: Peru fans are having a gala time before their match against France.
19:40 IST: France playing 11: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez, Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe.
Peru playing 11: Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Trauco, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Paolo Guerrero
19:35 IST: Here are the playing eleven of both France and Peru.
19:34 IST: The 1-1 draw between Denmark and Australia means France can seal a spot in the Round of 16 if they defeat Peru in the next match. The South Americans require at least a point from this match to remain in the competition.
19:26 IST: In the first match of the day, Australia managed to hold Denmark to a 1-1 draw at the Samara Arena in their Group C fixture
18:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the second match of the day. Till then, you may follow our live blog updates from the first match between Denmark and Peru here.
Another defeat for Peru, who will again be sporting their distinctive red sash shirts, could spell the end of their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds, in their first World Cup since 1982. The 34-year-old striker Paolo Guerrero, who won a late reprieve to play in Russia after his drugs ban was overturned, came on for the last 30 minutes against Denmark and Peru's all-time leading goalscorer looks likely to start.