Peru beat Australia 2-0 to finish third in Group C.
After two defeats, already eliminated Peru recorded their first victory in the 2018 World Cup.
Team captain Paolo Guerrero chased down and then crossed for Andre Carrillo to smash home on the volley on 15 minutes to break Aussie resolve despite dominating early exchanges.
Despite the pushing and harrying of the desperate men from down under, the match was well and truly put to bed on 50 minutes as a lovely interplay by the Peruvians found Cueva who cut inside to shoot but the ball ricocheted off an Australian defender.
Team captain Paulo Guerrero clipped a neat poacher’s finish with his left foot across keeper Ryan to end the contest.