Peru stumble at home

June 4, 2012

Jose Pekerman had a superb official debut as Colombia boss as his side claimed a 1-0 away victory over Peru in the fifth round of South American World Cup qualifiers.

Colombia celebrate a valuable away win
GettyImagesColombia celebrate a valuable away win

After an uneventful first half, Porto's James Rodriguez finished a good move involving Freddy Guarin and Dorlan Pabon with a precise left-footed touch.

After that, Colombia were happy to let Peru have the ball and defend their lead - and the hosts were unable to break through.

The win puts Colombia fifth in the standings with four games played, while Peru remain eighth.