What a Thriller! Vincent Aboubakar inspires Cameroon roar back against Serbia


Substitute Vincent Aboubakar inspired Cameroon’s fight back to earn a point against Serbia in an important second group game and give themselves a fighting chance to progress in the tournament.

Aboubakar was a second half substitute for Martin Hongla in the 55th minute and the veteran forward got a goal and an assist to settle a interesting six-goal thriller.

Cameroon’s campaign at the World Cup was tethering on the edge following their opening day defeat to Switzerland.

The Indomitable Lions were also came into the game on the back of a fall out between goalkeeper Andre Onana and head Coach, Rigobert Song.

But, despite the pressure and slow start, it was the African side who took the lead.

Jean-Charles Castelletto scored in the 29th minute and despite a few minutes of stoppage time left in the first half, Cameroon’s defence collapsed allowing Strahinja Pavlovic (45+1′) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (45+3′) to turn the game around heading into the break.

After the restart, Aleksandar Mitrovic (53′) found the back of the net and Serbia definitely looked like they were running away with it.

However, the introduction of 30 year-old Vincent Aboubakar changed the complexion of the encounter.

A beautiful lob in the 63rd minute closed the gap, before an assist for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 68th minute completed the comeback for Cameroon.

Neither side managed to get another goal and both settled for a share of the spoils – also both have a point each from two games.

Next up for Rigobert Song’s Indomitable Lions is a difficult game against Brazil.


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