Peru's all-time leading goalscorer and captain was surprisingly on the bench for Peru's opening game, coming on in the second half, but the South Americans went down 1-0 to Denmark.
France joined Russian Federation and Uruguay in securing a place in the World Cup second round, but it took a Kylian Mbappe strike in the first half to seal another unconvincing victory for the 1998 champions.
But on the pitch, as tenacious and hungry as Ricardo Gareca's team have been, Peru are simply not equipped to win against superior sides at this level.
"But we are continually improving and want to adapt to this high level as soon as possible".
"This involves playing to our style and not letting France push us around". A loss will send both France and Denmark through to the next round assuming Denmark beats Australia.
France defender Raphael Varane: "Some things were not done that well [in the first match]".
Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in nine of France's last 13 goals scored in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships), with seven goals and two assists.
Having become France's youngest ever player in a major tournament in their opening match, Kylian Mbappé is also looking to become their youngest ever goalscorer in a World Cup or European Championships, with David Trezeguet vs Saudi Arabia in 1998 now holding the record (20y 246d). France notched three points with a hard-fought victory over Australia on Saturday, and Peru has yet to earn a point after a 1-0 defeat to Denmark. I'll go for a score draw.