Peru needed to raise the tempo in the second half and Jefferson Farfan and Anderson Santamaria came on for Yotun and Alberto Rodriguez to add pace to their attack.
With a little under five minutes remaining, Peru won a free kick around 25 yards out after Pogba fouled Farfan and was booked and central, but Guerrero's tame effort was straight at Lloris.
Aquarius refugees and migrants disembark in Valencia port
Valencia's Mayor Joan Ribo, who has offered the ship a safe berth, described Italy's decision to turn the vessel away as inhuman. Some 20,000 people from across Italy are expected to join the demonstration Saturday afternoon, Rome police said.
Peru's coach Ricardo Gareca gives a press conference, on June 20, 2018 in Ekaterinburg, on the eve of the team's second match as part of Russian Federation 2018 World Cup football tournament.
'He's the best striker at the moment in the world, ' he told the BBC while working as a pundit during Wednesday's Group B game.
France was successful in securing three points in its opening round of group play, picking up a 2-1 victory over Australia.
Peru started at a fierce pace and nearly made a spectacular breakthrough after six minutes when Yoshimar Yotun saw France keeper Hugo Lloris off his line and his lob from around 50 yards dropped onto the top of the net.
Gallese prevented Lucas Hernandez from doubling the France lead as Peru ended the first half on the ropes. But poor finishing kept Peru from taking any points, and La Blanquirroja will be forced to put up its best front against the French to attempt to fight back into contention for Group C.
Deadly quake interrupts traffic, wrecks houses & causes blackout in Japan’s Osaka area
Kansai Electric Power said no irregularities had been detected at the Mihama, Takahama and Ohi nuclear plants after the quake. All trains and subways across Osaka city were halted, and the bullet train that links Osaka to Tokyo was stopped.
Peru's defender Luis Advincula (left) and France's midfielder Blaise Matuidi vie for the ball during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018.
- Les Bleus have qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup for the sixth time in their last eight appearances - only failing to do so in 2002 and 2010.
But it was midfielder Paul Pogba who opened things up for Mbappe's goal.
- France captain Hugo Lloris is the seventh player to reach 100 caps with France.
Minor explosion reported at London Tube station
London police are investigating a small explosion at a London Underground station this morning (NZ time). A police cordon surrounds the station and there was still a police presence coming up to 10pm.