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Super Sub Aboubakar Inspires Cameroon To Settle For A Stellar 3-3 Comeback Against Serbia

Al Wakrah, Qatar: In the Indomitable Lions’ 3-3 tie with Serbia on Monday, Cameroon striker and super sub-Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score one goal and assist on another, salvaging a point for the African team and ending an eight-game losing streak.

While Cameroon will play Brazil in their final encounter on Friday and Serbia plays Switzerland, both teams will be left with one point after two games and are still very much in the running for a spot in the round of 16.

Just before the halfway point, Jean-Charles Castelletto handed Cameroon the lead, but a quick-fire double from Strahinja Pavlovic and the incredibly spectacular goal from the highly experienced Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at the end of the first period turned the game in Serbia’s favour.

Serbia had gotten off to the better start than their opponents. When Mitrovic’s fast footwork produced a shooting opportunity from a tight angle, he hit the post after flopping a header just over the crossbar.

When Cameroon botched their line clearance and the ball dropped to him eight yards away with the entire goal to aim at, he had another excellent opportunity, but he bottled it.

Serbia unnecessarily gave up a corner, which allowed Cameroon to take the lead from a set piece. Nicolas N’Koulou’s flick was intercepted by Castelletto, who then tapped the ball in at the near post.

Serbia scored a straightforward goal in the last seconds of the first half to tie the score. In response to a free kick that Dusan Tadic floated into the area, Pavlovic sprang highest to head the ball into the net’s corner.

Sachin Kankaria

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