A positive tie (3-3) settled the confrontation between Serbia and Cameroon, today, Monday, at Al Janoub Stadium, in the second round of Group G in the Qatar World Cup.
Amazing 3 goals were scored by Cameroonian Jean-Charles Castelletto (29), Vincent Aboubakar (64) and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (66).
While the Serbian 3 goals were scored by Strahinja Pavlovic (45 + 1), Sergey Milinkovic-Savic (45 + 3) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (53).
Thus, each team scored the first point in the World Cup, so that Cameroon is in third place, on goal difference from Serbia, bottom of the standings.
The Cameroonian national team started its matches in the tournament by losing to Switzerland (1-0), while the Serbian national team lost its first match against Brazil (2-0).
The Cameroonian national team will meet in the last round against its Brazilian counterpart next Friday, while the Serbian national team will play with its Swiss counterpart at the same time.
The first attempt in the match came in favor of Serbia in the sixth minute, with a header from Aleksandar Mitrovic, but it went over the crossbar.
Serbia almost opened the scoring in the 10th minute, after Mitrovic manipulated Benkolo inside the area, before hitting a powerful ball that hit the post.
Serbia wasted a real opportunity to open the scoring, after Tolo’s confusion in clearing a ball, to pave the way for Mitrovic to hit a ball that strangely passed near the post.
Cameroon appeared offensively for the first time in the 19th minute, with a powerful shot from Conde from the right side, Savic excelled in deflecting it to a corner kick.
Cameroon opened the scoring in the 29th minute, after Conde sent a cross from a corner kick. Nkoulou rose to it, and Castellito followed it up with a shot that hit the net.
Conde penetrated from the depths, hitting a ball from inside the area that Savic blocked, before returning to him again to hit next to the post this time.
Serbia equalized the score in the first minute of stoppage time, with Pavlovic rising to a cross from a violation carried out by Tadic, hitting a header that entered the net.
And soon Serbia added the second goal in the minute (45 + 3), with a ground kick from Milinkovic Savic, to end the first half with Serbia advancing (2-1).
Serbia scored the third goal in the 53rd minute, after a series of magical passes inside the area, with Mitrovic scoring in the empty net easily.
Cameroon tried to return the result of the match with a ground shot from Ekambi from the left side of the penalty area, but it went weak in the hands of Savic.
And Cameroon succeeded in adding the second goal, already in the 64th minute, through Abu Bakr, who received a through ball to separate the Serbian goalkeeper and hit a falling ball that entered the net.
And Cameroon completed the comeback by adjusting the score in the 66th minute, when Abu Bakr sent a cross to Choupo Moting, completely free of control, to easily score into the net.
And Serbia wasted a real opportunity to add the fourth, alone by Mitrovic with the Cameroonian goalkeeper, kicking a ball that Ibasi excelled in tackling it.
Milinkovic Savic followed with a powerful shot that went over the crossbar, then Abu Bakr fired a shot from outside the area, but the Serbian goalkeeper caught the ball.
Serbia almost stunned Cameroon, after Tadic paved the ball for Mitrovic inside the area, and the latter hit a curved ball that passed just past the post.
Cameroon got a foul on the left side, which was executed by Nkodu with a powerful direct shot, which was caught by the Serbian goalkeeper, and the match ended in a tie (3-3).