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Cameroon 3-3 Serbia: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Cameroon and Serbia clashed in Monday’s early World Cup kick-off.


Cameroon and Serbia headed into Monday’s game after disappointing starts to their World Cup campaigns.

Cameroon lost to Switzerland and Serbia lost to Brazil in match week 1. As a result, both sides knew a loss on Monday would likely put an end to their World Cup dreams this winter.

And when all was said and done, the points were shared.

Serbia hit the post 10 minutes in after Mitrovic cut inside and sat a Cameroon defender down before smashing his effort at the woodwork.

The Fulham man then blasted an effort wide six minutes later even though he was unmarked in the box.

Yet despite Serbia dominating the first 45, it was Cameroon who took the lead 28 minutes in. The ball was flicked to the back post from a corner and Jean-Charles Castelletto tapped into an open goal.

Serbia’s threat died down somewhat after the goal but they equalised right before the half-time whistle. Tadic whipped in a free-kick and Strahinja Pavlovic rose highest to head home.

And in the third minute of added time, Milinkovic-Savic picked up the ball on the edge of the box and place his effort into the bottom corner.

Serbia continued their onslaught into the second half with Mitrovic finally getting his goal.

Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench and pulled one back for the African outfit 63 minutes in with a lovely chip. And just minutes later, Cameroon were back level, with Aboubakar this time laying off Eric Choupo-Moting.

Serbia could have won the match in injury time but Mitrovic’s effort was saved.

Cameroon Player Ratings

  • Devis Epassy (5.5)
  • Collins Faï (5)
  • Jean-Charles Castelletto (7.5)
  • Nicolas Nkoulou (6)
  • Nouhou Tolo (5)
  • Pierre Kunde (5)
  • Martin Hongla (5.5)
  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (5.5)
  • Bryan Mbeumo (6)
  • Karl Toko Ekambi (5)
  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (7)

Substitutes

  • Vincent Aboubakar (8)
  • Gaël Ondoua (5)
  • Christian Bassogog (4)
  • Samuel Oum Gouet (N/A)
  • Georges-Kévin N’Koudou (N/A)

Serbia player ratings

  • V. Milinkovic-Savic (5)
  • Nikola Milenkovic (5)
  • Milos Veljkovic (5)
  • Strahinja Pavlovic (6.5)
  • Andrija Zivkovic (7)
  • Lukic (6)
  • Nemanja Maksimovic (6)
  • Filip Kostic (6)
  • S. Milinkovic-Savic (7.5)
  • Dusan Tadic (7)
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (7.5)

Substitutes

  • Stefan Mitrović (4)
  • Srđan Babić (4.5)
  • Nemanja Radonjić (4)
  • Marko Grujić (4)
  • Filip Đuričić (N/A)

Match reaction


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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