Cameroon made an incredible comeback to snatch a 3-3 draw against Serbia in Group G in the 2022 World Cup. The Indomitable Lions were 2-1 down at half-time, but rallied in the second half to level the score. It was a deserved result for Cameroon, who were the better team in the second half and could have even won the game had they been more clinical in front of goal.
Cameroon took the lead through Jean-Charles Castelletto but Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic hit back for Serbia before half time.
The Indomitable Lions had their moments in the game and will be disappointed not to come away with anything. Bertrand Traore came close to equalising late on but Serbia held on for the win.
Aleksandar Mitrovic added a third for Serbia and they looked to be cruising towards another three points. However, Cameroon put up a spirited display in the second half and were rewarded with two goals.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting pulled one back for Cameroon with a well-taken strike, and Vincent Aboubakar then showed great composure to lob the ball over the stranded Serbian goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Mitrovic came close to scoring in the closing moments, when he was teed up by Dusan Tadic, but his shot curled wide.
The result leaves both Cameroon and Serbia two points adrift of Brazil and Switzerland, who both won their opening matches.
In arguably the tournament’s most entertaining game so far, Serbia started brightly and Mitrovic twice went close to giving his side the lead. The Fulham striker hit the post before flashing a shot wide after the ball fell kindly to him in the box.
Cameroon took the lead against the run of play when Nicolas N’Koulou flicked on a corner and Castelletto tapped home from close range for his first international goal.
Serbia did not panic though and turned the game on its head in first-half stoppage time.
Pavlovic headed Serbia’s first World Cup goal in 335 minutes of play before Milinkovic-Savic beat Cameroon keeper Devis Epassy, who was playing after Andre Onana was dropped for disciplinary reasons.