Christian Cueva’s missed spot-kick, which was awarded by the Video Assistant Referee [VAR], came back to haunt Peru as they lost 1-0 to Denmark on Saturday.
The World Cup Group C clash sprang into life when Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen brought down Cueva in the area just before the half-time whistle. After VAR deliberation, the midfielder stepped up but he played the ball over the bar from 12 yards.
Poulsen redeemed himself by scoring the winner in the 59th minute following a counter-attack to put Denmark level on points with France right now at the top of Group C.
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