Peru 1-0 Haiti: Paolo Guerrero becomes nation’s all-time top scorer beating record held by Teofilo Cubillas
- Paolo Guerrero scored winning goal with a diving header in Copa America
- Striker is now Peru’s leading all-time scorer after goal against Haiti
- The former Hamburg striker is currently playing in Brazil with Flamengo
Paolo Guerrero scored as Peru hung on to claim a 1-0 victory over Haiti on Saturday night in their Group B opener in Copa America.
Guerrero – the leading scorer of the last two Copa America tournaments – found the back of the net with a diving header from Edison Flores’s cross in the 61st minute.
Guerrero became Peru’s career leader with 27 goals, breaking Teofilo Cubillas’ record set in the 1978 World Cup.
Paolo Guerrero (left) celebrates after scoring against Haiti to become Peru’s all-time top goalscorer
Haiti’s best chance of the match came in the 94th minute but they failed to make it count.
Kervens Belfort made a run at goal but his header – off a perfectly placed free kick by Jeff Louis – from about three yards outs sailed wide right before the referee blew for full-time.
Guerrero, now 32 and playing in Brazil with Flamengo following spells with Bayern Munich and Hamburg, has 68 international caps.
Guerrero flies through the air to score a powerful diving header to beat the record held by Teofilo Cubillas