Peru v Bulgaria, 1970 World Cup

Peruvian goalkeeper Luis Rubinos dives at the feet of Bulgarian outside left Dinko Dermendzhiev with south american defenders Orlando de la Torre and Nicolas Fuentes looking on.

Peru 3 v 2 Bulgaria

Peruvian Hearts Uplifted

The 1970 Ancash earthquake (also known as the Great Peruvian earthquake) occurred on 31 May off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean at 15:23:29 local time. Combined with a resultant landslide, it was the worst catastrophic natural disaster in the history of Peru. Due to the large amounts of snow and ice included in the landslide and its estimated 66,794 to 70,000 casualties, it is also considered to be the world's deadliest avalanche.

With this catastrophic event as a backdrop Peru took to the world cup field in Leon against Bulgaria but soon found themselves 0 v 2 down with goals from Dinko Dermendzhiev and Hristo Bonev putting the South Americans on the road to defeat. However Peru regrouped and came back at the Eastern Europeans remarkably winning the game 3 v 2 with their footballing maestro Teofilo Cubillas scoring the winner with 17 minutes left.

The original black and white image that the colourised version is taken from

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