Aboubakar helped Cameroon escaped early elimination over Serbia at the World Cup

Serbia had the game on their hands as they held 3-1 lead in the second half before Cameroon struck twice for an equalizer. Follow for more football full match stories here!

The matchup between Serbia and Cameroon went down as one of the most exciting games of the 2022 World Cup Qatar. The six-goal thriller gave us a spectacular series of actions – Castelleto scored the opening goal of the match at the 29th minute to give the lead to Cameroon. However, the Cameroon celebration did not last as Pavlovic and Savic struck two goals within just two minutes to end the first half with Serbia rocking the stadium and stealing the lead over Cameroon. You can also access data for the most accurate football prediction sites to help you on your betting here!

The first goal of Serbia from Strahinja Pavlovic was a header as he found himself unmarked, cutting the defensive dominance of Cameroon in the first half. The second goal was a team effort and great communication between Zivkovic and Milinkovic who kicked the ball with a low shot.

It was a nightmare first half for the Cameroon side who found themselves lacking a bit of aggressiveness, with midfielders having difficulty in keeping up with the fast pace of the Serbs. Aleksandar Mitrovic made it far worse in the second half as he scored a third and final goal for Serbia in the 53rd minute mark. Serbia was looking good and dominant in this game: commanding the pace and they were able to perform excellent ball rotations.

However, Cameroon woke up and decided to beasts Serbia as the newly-introduced Vincent Aboubakar scored in the 63rd minute with an outrageous lob  that sent Serbia’s goalkeeper leaving the net behind. The referee called it offside, however VAR intervened and declared it a goal for Cameroon. It was a remarkable comeback for Cameroon as fans started to celebrate and pumped their team to push for an equalizer. Just three minutes later, Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tapped in the ball to touch the back of the net, thanks to a brilliant drive of Aboubakar who passed the ball across the goal towards Choupo-Moting. 

On the other side, Serbia had a lot of chances to redeem the lead, but failed to convert in the final minutes, Mitrovic frustrates Serbia after he hesitates to shoot in front of the Cameroon defender. The game ended in a draw, and it is a fair result for both teams who were given themselves more chances of qualifying to the knockouts. But, Serbia was really frustrated after blowing the two-goal lead in the second half.

Cameroon became the third African team to avoid defeat in a World Cup match with two goals behind, joining South Africa (2-2 vs Paraguay in 2002) and Ivory Coast (3-2 vs. Serbia in 2006). While Serbia, have failed to win in a World Cup match for the second time with a two-goal lead in their favor and this is also Serbia’s first ever draw in a World Cup and first time scoring as many as three goals in a game in this competition.

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