It was Serbia who had began the brighter, nevertheless, after Mitrovic had floated a header over the bar, he struck the publish when his fast footwork created a taking pictures probability from a good angle.
He had one other big alternative when Cameroon made a hash of clearing their strains and the ball fell to him seven metres out with the entire purpose to purpose at, however he fired extensive.
Cameroon took the lead from a set-piece after Serbia had needlessly conceded a nook. Castelletto received on the tip of Nicolas N’Koulou’s flick to faucet residence on the again publish.
Serbia levelled in first half injury-time by way of a purpose 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 select 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 come back 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 stage the tie and preserve Cameroon alive within the competitors.
Cameroon coach Rigobert Tune dropped goalkeeper Andre Onana for the match. It was not instantly clear why Onana was overlooked amid studies it was for disciplinary causes.
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