Aboubakar saves Cameroon in 3-3 tie with Serbia at World Cup


Substitute Vincent Aboubakar scored one purpose and created one other as Cameroon rallied from 3-1 down to attract 3-3 with Serbia at the World Cup on Monday.

He lobbed goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the sixty fourth minute after which arrange striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting two minutes later.

The thrilling draw was the primary recreation at the World Cup in Qatar in which each groups gave up a lead.

But the consequence suited neither aspect.

They every have one level after two Group G matches and both Brazil or Switzerland can qualify with a win after they meet later Monday.

Cameroon led by means of central defender Jean-Charles Castelletto’s twenty ninth minute tap-in but in addition conceded twice in fast succession.

First-half stoppage

Strahinja Pavlovic scored the equalizer on a header in the primary minute of first-half stoppage time and, two minutes later, midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic struck from 20 meters.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic made it 3-1 in the 53rd at Al Janoub Stadium.

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song dropped goalkeeper Andre Onana for the match. It was not instantly clear why Onana was disregarded amid reviews it was for disciplinary causes.

Onana, who has 34 worldwide caps and performs for Inter Milan, responded by posting the lineup on Instagram.

His absence overshadowed a effective comeback efficiency when all of the speak ought to have been about Aboubakar.

Aboubakar, the highest scorer at the African Cup of Nations, turned the sport when he got here off the bench in the fifty fifth minute.

First, he calmly guided the ball over goalkeeper Milinkovic-Savic. The purpose was given offside however awarded following a video assessment.

Then, a fast break sliced open the Serbian protection as Aboubakar sprinted down the correct and squared the ball to provide Choupo-Moting a simple purpose.

Both sides misplaced their opening video games, with Serbia overwhelmed 2-0 by Brazil and Cameroon shedding 1-0 to Switzerland.

Cameroon took the lead when Pierre Kunde’s nook from the left was flicked on by Nicolas Nkoulou to the again submit and located his fellow central defender Castelletto unmarked.

Castelletto dropped to his knees to kiss the grass then pointed to the sky, as your entire bench swarmed throughout the sphere to engulf him in celebration.

The Serbian bench did the identical when central defender Pavlovic headed the equalizer from a free kick by Dusan Tadic.

Serbia’s second purpose got here after Napoli’s highly-rated midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa bought right into a tangle making an attempt to clear the ball.

The ball discovered its solution to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on the sting of the penalty space, who shot into the underside proper nook.

Mitrovic then made no mistake as Serbia prised open Cameroon with three passes and he stroked the ball into an empty internet for his seventh purpose in six video games for his nation and 51st general.

Then it was the flip of Serbia’s protection to crumble.


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