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16th Jun 2018

Fans can’t believe PES legend is still playing after he pops up in World Cup clash

Remember him?

Darragh Murphy

How on earth is Jefferson Farfan still only 33 years old?

Football fans were sent on a trip down memory lane on Saturday afternoon, when Peru’s line was led by a Pro Evolution Soccer legend for their World Cup group opener against Denmark.

The second game in Group C saw Jefferson Farfan start up front for Peru, resulting in supporters casting their minds back to 2005 and 2006, when the forward was a must have for players of the game’s Master League.

Farfan, then at PSV Eindhoven, was a nightmare for Pro Evo’s defenders with his pace and he was always guaranteed to either set up or score a goal after running at lumbering full-backs.

The world was Farfan’s oyster back then and his dribbling ability made him very popular indeed.

The Peruvian forward has since gone on to attain cult hero status at Schalke before moves to Al Jazira and Lokomotiv Moscow, where he currently plays his football.

Farfan played 85 minutes of Peru’s World Cup clash with Denmark this weekend and while he looked a threat at stages, he failed to affect the result as La Blanquirroja fell to a 1-0 defeat to the Danes.

Peru missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time as Christian Cueva blasted his spot-kick over the bar after a VAR review caused the referee to change his mind.

Let Farfan take the next penalty, that’s what we say!