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Cameroon 3-3 thriller with Serbia brings hope

Cameroon was winning. Then, it was losing. Then, it was winning again. The 3-3 shootout was a rollercoaster of emotions, to say the least. There were 28 total shots, four yellow cards and some of the biggest drama of the World Cup.

It began with Jean-Charles Castellano’s 29th-minute strike to give Cameroon an early lead. Olympiacos midfielder Pierre Kunde sent a big corner towards a huge horde of players. Somehow, the ball made its way to an unmarked Castellano, who tapped in the game’s first goal.

The Indomitable Lions‘ lead did not last long. Serbia’s Strahinja Pavlović lost Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa on a Dušan Tadić free kick and knocked a header past goalkeeper Devis Epassy. Serbia doubled their goal count with Andrija Živković’s calculated pass to Sergej Milinković-Savić, who sent a weak shot past Epassy just before halftime ended.

Serbia looked like it would kill the game following a passing sequence that looked like they were just toying with their prey. Tadić dribbled down the box before laying it off to Aleksandar Mitrović, who switched to Milinković-Savić. The Lazio man beat a defender before passing to Živković, who found Mitrović, and his second assist of the day, right in front of the goal.

Attack carries Cameroon to key 3-3 draw against Serbia

Vincent Aboubakar’s appearance in the 64th minute changed everything. Castelletto launched a long ball that Aboubakar latched onto. He beat a Serbian defender at the edge of the box off a counter-attack, dragged the ball back, and sent an impeccable chip over Vanja Milinković-Savić to make the game 2-3 for Cameroon.

Again striking off a counter-attack just two minutes, Aboubakar threatened goal on the right flank. His proximity to the goal and free space all around him forced the sole defender to mark him. The Al-Nassr striker then switched the ball back to Choupo-Moting, who scored to make the game 3-3.

Although Mitrovic nearly scored several times to…

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Author : Deolu Akingbade

Publish date : 2022-11-28 17:46:22

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