Cameroon draw with Serbia, Ghana beat South Korea in thrillers


He netted a tremendous solo aim with an audacious chip over the keeper to cut back the deficit, earlier than breaking ahead and crossing to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to smash within the equaliser three minutes later.


Cameroon took the lead from a set-piece after Serbia had needlessly conceded a nook. Castelletto acquired on the tip of Nicolas N’Koulou’s flick to faucet house on the again submit.

Serbia levelled in first-half injury-time by way of a aim that was additionally easy in its execution. Dusan Tadic floated a free-kick into the field and Pavlovic rose highest to direct the ball into the nook of the web.

They grabbed the lead two minutes later when the Cameroon defence allowed Milinkovic-Savic time to choose his spot from the sting of the field and steered the ball into the web.

The third for Serbia was a fantastically labored that was began and completed by Mitrovic. He drove in the direction of the Cameroon field and after a succession of passes contained in the penalty space, the ball was squared by Andrija Zivkovic and the burly quantity 9 had a easy tap-in.

That was the cue for Aboubakar to return off the bench. First he offered an ideal chip into the web for 3-2, then he beat the offside lure, raced clear and whipped over a low cross for Choupo-Moting to degree the tie and preserve Cameroon alive within the competitors.

In Group H, Mohammed Kudus scored twice, together with the go-ahead aim after South Korea evened the match within the second half, and Ghana staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory.

Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring against South Korea.

Ghana’s Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring in opposition to South Korea.Credit score:AP

Mohammed Salisu additionally scored for the Black Stars, who misplaced their opening match in opposition to Portugal and had been in want of factors for an opportunity to achieve the knockout spherical in Qatar.

Down 2-0, Cho Geu-sung scored each of South Korea’s objectives about three minutes aside early within the second half to even the sport at 2-2.

South Korea ahead Son Heung-min remained and not using a aim in Qatar. The Tottenham ahead wore a masks to guard a damaged left eye socket he sustained in a Champions League recreation in opposition to Marseille earlier within the month.


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