90+5 min: Peru thwart a Denmark counter-attack and pile forward again - this is fantastically exciting! They win a throw-in deep in Denmark territory.
90+4 min: Peru win a corner, which Schmeichel punches towards the far touchline.
90+3 min: Yussuf Poulsen is booked after taking one for the team with a cynical trip as Peru advance into Denmark territory.
90+2 min: Denmark win a couple of throw-inas which they’re in no big rush to take. They go on to win a corner, which I expect won’t be taken too quickly either.
90 min: We approach the knockings, with Peru still desperately searching for that elusive equaliser. In my completely biased opinion they’ve been very, very unlucky. A point is the very least they deserve and they should probably be winning comfortably.
Peru substitutions: Ruidiaz and Aquina on for Farfan and Tapia.
86 min: Eriksen brings a good save out of Gallese with a left-footed effort, moments before Thomas Delaney is booked for hauling somebody or other to the floor.
84 min: Peru go close again, but Farfan fails to get hold of an inviting Carillo pull-back from the right from Carillo, who shows a blistering turn of pace just to get to the ball. He puts it on a plate for Farfan, whose fairly weak effort from 15 yards is blocked by Schmeichel.
81 min: Denmark substitution: Matthias “Zanka” Jorgensen on for Andreas Christensen, who hobbles off in some discomfort.
78 min: SO CLOSE!!! A brilliant attacking move from Peru ends with Cueva beating two men and picking out Guerrera in the Denmarkpenalty area. With his back to goal and a man on, he tries to find the bottom right-hand corner with a back-heel from 12 or more yards out. With Kasper Schmeichel beaten, the ball rolls agonisingly wide. When your luck’s out ...
75 min: Peru plug on gamely, looking for an equaliser few could begrudge them. Of course the big worry for them now is that they could get caught on the break again as they commit men forward.
73 min: Eriksen wins a corner for Denmark to earn some much-needed respite. He raises his right hand and fails to beat the first man standing just 10 yards away. His dead ball delivery has been uncharacteristically poor tonight.
71 min: Desperate defending required from Denmark, as Poulsen stretches every sinew to prevent a cross from the right being headed home by Guerrero. Peru’s captain is proving a real handful.
70 min: Farfan is centimetres away from nodding home an Alberto Rodriguez header across the face of goal.
68 min: Denmark substitution: Pione Sisto off, Middlesbrough’s Martin Braithwaite on
66 min: Guerrero has taken no time at all to settle into this game and is giving Denmark’s defence plenty to think about. But back to Poulsen’s goal - his finish was sublime after being played in by Eriksen. As Gallese emerged to narrow the angle the Dane slotted the ball inside the near post.
64 min: Guerrero heads straight into Schmeichel’s breadbasket from 10 yards out after getting on the end of a cross.
63 min: Peru substitution: Edison Flores, who has been excellent this evening, makes way for the Big Dawg. Peru captain Paolo Guerrero replaces him.
62 min: Peru almost restore parity straight away, but a strong hand from Kasper Schmeichel keeps out a goalbound effort from Edison Flores. That’s a fine save.
60 min: Heartbreak for Peru, as Yussuf Poulsen slots the ball past Pedro Gallese from a tight angle after being teed up Christian Eriksen. That was a textbook counter-attack from Denmark, who found themselves with a three-on-three on the break.
GOAL! PERU 0-1 DENMARK (Poulsen, 59)
57: CHANCE! Denmark go to sleep down the right.Advíncula breezes in behind and finds Cueva. He cuts inside and the ball breaks to Flores at the far post. He slips as he goes to shoot and duffs his shot a few yards wide.
56: Denmark are enjoying great territory but are lacking in a quality final ball. Gallese hasn't had to save to make yet.
54: FREE-KICK! Poulsen does well to draw the foul on the right wing and win a set-piece. Eriksen stands over it and has seven to aim for. POOR! So unlike him, he scuffs his free-kick into the ground. Peru clear.
51: Denmark are stroking the ball around the pitch. It breaks out to Larsen 30-yards out and he goes for glory. Wrong decision. He skies a wayward effort into row Z.
48: Scrappy start to the second period. Denmark work the ball nicely on the left but a ball into Jorgensen finds the striker well offside.
46: Teams are back out - no changes for either team. Peru get the game going....
Denmark have never scored a World Cup goal from outside the box - Christian Eriksen is 8/1 to break that duck.
Peru may have missed a pen but they're 9/4 to score first.
HT: Amazing end to the first-half. VAR intervened to award Peru a penalty - but Cueva smashed it over the crossbar. He's in tears as he comes off the pitch at the break - his teammates are trying to console him. Lucky break for Denmark, who have been solid but unspectacular.
45: MISSED PENALTY! Cueva balloons the penalty over the crossbar! He went for power and got it all wrong.
43: PENALTY APPEAL.....VAR REVIEW! Carrilo goes down inside the area after Larsen had left his leg dangling. The referee said no - but he's coming across to have a look on the TV.
PENALTY GIVEN! WHAT A CHANCE FOR PERU!
41: SHOT! More pressure from Denmark. Delaney drives a half-volley from a tight angle across goal...Poulsen stretches at the back post but can't get there. Goal kick.
39: BLOCKED! The wall stands tall! Blocks it away. Schone hammers the rebound towards goal from 22 yards and catches it well. Gallese is alert though - holds on.
38: FREE-KICK!! Dangerous position this - Sisto dribbles at the heart of the Peru backline and he's clipped. Eriksen is lining this up - 19 yards out, just left of centre....
35: SUB! Kvist is having to be stretchered off. Schone replaces him.
33: INJURY! Kvist is down after taking a knee to the rib off Farfan. He'll need treatment on the touchline. His race could be run.
32: This looks Denmark's best bet of breaking Peru down.
29: CHANCE! Carillo is always looking play forward and he finds Farfan with a nice ball down the channel. He gets into a shooting position but Christensen gets across to help deflect the ball wide of the post.
27: SHOT! Denmark bossing this now. Delaney moves forward into space and tries his luck from 25 yards. The goalkeeper looks worried as he back-peddles but the ball swerves a few yards over the crossbar.
26: CORNER! Denmark flood the box with their big lads. Eriksen sends in another wicked ball and the goalkeeper stays on his line. His defence win the first ball - Peru clear.
25 min: Eriksen picks up the ball on the right flank and sends in a cross., He completely overcooks his delivery and Peru win possession.
23 min: Denmark are gradually finding their feet, enjoying a period of dominance but without creating anything in the
18 min: Denmark earn some respite after Thomas Delaney wins them a corner. Christian Eriksen whips the ball into the area, where Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese punches it clear.
16 min: Good tackle from Andreas Christenson on the edge of the penalty area after he’s forced to dive in and dispossess Peru right-back Luis Advincula, who had turned on the afterburners and left the Chelsea man in his dust as Peru attacked on the break. Advincula appeals for a penalty, but none is forthcoming.
14 min: Peru win a corner after a Renato Tapia shot is deflected wide. Miguel Trauco sends the ball into the area and Alberto Rodriguez heads wide. Denmark have barely h
12 min: Brilliant play from Andre Carillo, who’s been outstanding down the right wing for Peru thus far. He ghosts past Sisto, cuts inside and unleashes a venomous low, curling shot that’s heading for the bottom left-hand corner. Kasper Schmeichel gets down well to save.
11 min: Another long range effort from Peru. This time it’s Edison Flores who tries his luck, but he’s leaning back as he shoots and the ball flies high over the cross-bar.
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9 min: Almost 10 minutes in and Denmark must feel like they’re being attacked by a swarm of bees. Peru move the ball around so, so quickly. Denmark haven’t settled into this game yet and on the UK TV coverage, Kevin Kilbane says they need to get Christian Eriksen into the game as quickly as possible.
Updated at 5.10pm BST
8 min: For Peru, Yoshimar Yotun unleashes a fierce drive from all of 30 yards. Kasper Schmeichel saves comfortably.
7 min: Christian Cueva is already showing some lovely touches and vision. The Sao Paulo playmaker will be pulling the strings for Perutoday.
5 min: Simon Kjaer is forced to hook the ball clear from his own penalty area, under pressure from Jefferson Farfan, who’s up front for Peru today.
4 min: Peru have started this match at an absolutely ferocious lick. They look incredibly quick.
2 min: Watford’s Andre Carillo gets on the ball on the right touchline as Peru begin the game spraying the ball from flank to flank. It’s crossed to Andre Carillo at the far post and he does well to keep it in play, hooking the ball back into the penalty area. Christian Cueva goes down and there’s an appeal for a penalty, but referee Bakary Gassama waves play on.
1: KICK-OFF! Here we go...! Denmark - all in red - take on Peru - in white strip with a red sash. Great kit. We are go, go, go!
We take a look at Denmark's talisman Christian Eriksen's best moments from Denmark's campaign - what a player.
The Mordovia Arena in Saransk hosts this group clash – one of four fixtures being played here at the tournament.
Paolo Guerrero was fit to start for Peru after being reprieved from a doping ban in time for the tournament. However, he's on the bench. Big call, that.
Peru's all-time top-scorer missed the play-offs against New Zealand after he tested positive for a cocaine byproduct contained in a tea.
Guerrero said he ingested the drug unknowingly when he thought he had been given herbal tea for flu, and his ban has been temporarily lifted pending an appeal, meaning he can feature at the World Cup.
We chart his rocky road to the finals – READ HERE!
Peru are here to party in Russia, judging by the sheer number of supporters they’ve taken to this major tournament – the South Americans have not qualified for a World Cup since Spain 1982.
Bit of a surprise in their starting eleven though - Paolo Guerrero is on the bench.
Team to play Denmark: Gallese, Advíncula, Ramos, Rodríguez, Trauco, Yotun, Tapia, Flores, Cueva, Carrillo, Farfan.
Team to play Peru: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen, Kvist, Delaney, Sisto, Eriksen, Poulsen, Jorgensen.
We're half-way through Super Saturday!
Next up, we welcome #PER back to the #WorldCup
Christian Eriksen and his pals have arrived.....
Team news will be dropping shortly.
France kicked off their campaign in Group C with a stuttering 2-1 win over Australia – both of these two teams won’t be fearful of France judging by their performance level.
Hello! Here we have game three of Saturday’s marathon of football - oh, don’t you just love this World Cup.
This is another intriguing fixture, involving two teams that will have hopes of making the knocking stages, especially after seeing how lacklustre France were in the Group C opener earlier.
Stay tuned for team news!