Deschamps not bothered by unconvincing display in win over Peru

France players celebrate the goal against Peru which sent them to the round of 16

France players celebrate the goal against Peru which sent them to the round of 16

France, one of the pre-tournament favourites, join Uruguay and hosts Russian Federation in the knockout rounds with one group game to go - and condemned tearful Peru to an early exit.

With the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe going forward and N'Golo Kante protecting the back-four, this France side is full of talent.

Let's look at the France vs. Peru betting lines.

French forward Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal for France in the 34th minute of the match. That will translate into France winning, probably in a less convincing manner than their fans want.

Peru's centre-backs - Alberto Rodriguez and Christian Ramos - often relish moving out into wide areas in the opening game and might have fancied their chances against a Griezmann, Mbappe and Dembele front three. Bet on the over. To begin with, France's pressing in the 2-1 win over Australia was nearly non-existent.

Peru's defender Alberto Rodriguez (left) and France's forward Olivier Giroud vie for the ball during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018. Pogba plays in the formation he likes for France, and against Peru he will be keen to show how effective he can be.

Though their World Cup winless run extended to eight matches with defeat against 1998 world champions France, the Peruvians were the superior team in the second half especially and had opportunities to level.

But goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who made his 100th worldwide appearance, saved his low shot from close range.

GK Hugo Lloris (c), 7 - Celebrating his 100th cap at Central Stadium, he put in another good performance and made a vital, low, first-half save to deny Paolo Guerrero and another useful stop late on.

"Unlike in other matches, they played with flexibility and tactical discipline to neutralize Peru". When his shot was half-blocked by Miguel Trauco it ballooned up over the keeper for Mbappe to finish.

With a little under five minutes remaining, Peru won a free kick around 25 yards out after Pogba fouled Farfan and was booked and central, but Guerrero's tame effort was straight at Lloris.

FW Kylian Mbappe, 7 - The matchwinner was more involved than he was against Australia and was able to demonstrate on a few occasions exactly why he is viewed as the brightest young talent in Russian Federation this summer.

In the next match, France will face Denmark in Moscow, at the Luzhniki stadium.

Yet again Les Bleus failed to live up to their status as one of the tournament favourites, but they are now two wins from two and guaranteed to go through to the last 16.

Pogba was then booked for catching Farfan with a flailing arm and from the free-kick Peru had their last chance but Guerrero's set-piece was easily gathered by Lloris.

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