An 89th minute goal from Carlos Bazalar helped Peru to a 1-0 win over Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup Stadium Jeju on Friday 24 August 2007, which took them to the top of the Group A standings.

In a game of few opportunities for either side, it was Peru who looked the more likely to score, aided by the excellent set-piece delivery of Daniel Sanchez and Gary Correa. Correa's free-kicks caused innumerable problems for the Ticos defence, but there was little in the way of end product from the South Americans.

After the break, Costa Rica began to impose themselves on the game and Diego Brenes and Marcos Urena both had chances to break the deadlock, yet Juan Jose Ore's side coped comfortably with their opponents attacking forays.

And with the clock ticking down, Bazalar nipped in at the far post to poke home Reimond Manco's free-kick, handing Peru all three points.