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Peru defeats Trinidad and Tobago in Lima 3-0

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Peru defeats Trinidad and Tobago in Lima 3-0

With goals from Yordy Reyna in the 39th minute, Paolo Hurtado 81 and Cristofer Gonzales 83 Peru was able to defeat the Caribbean team in the Nacional stadium in Lima. 

This is the second win for Peru, coached by Sergio Markarián, in as many games against T and T.  In February Peru defeated them 2-0 in the capital of T and T, Port-of-Spain.

In the first half the Peruvians were far superior as T and T had scarce chances in attacking Peru keeper Diego Penny's goal. 

Peru with their aggressive play and with forwards Yordy Reyna and Irven Ávila dictated the first minutes of the match.

Striker Reyna headed in a goal in the 39th minute after latching on to a well-placed cross by forward Ávila. 

In the second half Trinidad and Tobago came out with a different scheme and more runs into Peru's end looking to tie up the score.

In the 72nd minute Jefferson Farfán came in for Reyna to give Markarián's team more aggressiveness and creativity.  The change paid off as Farfán set up the play and fed to midfielder Paolo Hurtado the pass that Hurtado converted (81) to make the score 2-0.  

Peru continued to attack and in the 86th Cristofer Gonzáles, who had just come onto the field for Irven Ávila a minute earlier, scored to make it 3-0. 

Peru sits in seventh place in the qualifiers with 11 points.  They had a bye-week in the last round and had taken that occasion to play this friendly.

Peru will next play Ecuador in Lima where they will need to win to keep their hopes alive for the 2014 World Cup.