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Cameroon Escapes With A Point In Six Goal Thriller

Cameroon came from two goals down to earn a credible 3-3 draw with Serbia on Monday morning.Both Cameroon and Serbia entered the game on the brink of elimination from the World Cup after two opening defeats, almost giving this fixture the air of a knockout game.The first big chance came after a deft flick from Serbia’s captain Dusan Tadic, with Aleksandar Mitrovic rattling the woodwork in the tenth minute. The Fulham target man had cut inside the hapless Nicolas Nkoulou and fired across goal on his left foot, he was unfortunate not to score in the end.Another glorious chance fell to Mitrovic in the 16th minute due to some further calamitous defending from Nkoulou and left-back Nouhou Tolo.

However, he could only snatch at the opportunity and dragged a snapshot wide following two fluffed clearances from the Cameroon backline.Wasteful going forward, Serbia soon paid the price from a set-piece. A Pierre Kunde corner was flicked on by Nkoulou, with his centre-back partner Jean-Charles Castelletto finishing the job with a simple tap-in at the far post.Cameroon hadn’t won a World Cup match since beating Saudi Arabia in 2002 and were certainly fortunate to be ahead, the goal very much coming against the run of play. Serbia’s pressure eventually told before the end of the half, finding their own way through a very creaky Cameroonian rearguard from a set-piece in stoppage time.Tadic, at the heart of everything for Serbia, lofted in a free-kick and Strahinja Pavlovic was left completely alone in the box to head in the easiest of chances. A deserved equaliser wasn’t the end of the first-half action, however, as Serbia went in front two minutes later.

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