Jose Pekerman had a superb official debut as Colombia coach as his side claimed a 1-0 away victory over Peru in the fifth round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifiers in South America.

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.