Breel Embolowith a goal at the beginning of the second half, unbalanced the opening match of Group G of the World Cup that Brazil and Serbia complete and that gave the Qatar 2022 first win over Switzerlandto the despair of Cameroonwho had clearer chances than the Europeans and deserved more prizes.
Fate wanted it to be Embolo, a player born in Yaoundé (Cameroon) in February 1997the one who acted as executioner in the World Cup start-up in his country of origin.
Embolo, a renowned French soccer attacker, it has not had direct links with Cameroon for a long timefrom where he emigrated early to carve out a career as an athlete abroad. First in Baselwhere he settled and then especially in Germanyin the ranks of Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach before leaving last June for Monaco.
It could not be another who unbalanced an open duel, with hardly a pause in the center of the field. Back and forth in which only he found the right one.
It was at the beginning of the second half when the striker of the Swiss team, who is enjoying his sixth consecutive World Cup in Qatar and who intends to reach the round of 16 for the third consecutive edition, he received an unopposed cross from the right by Xherdan Shaqiri and beat Andre Onana.
there was no celebration
Embolo did not celebrate it, which does not forget its origin. He accepted the congratulations but avoided the excessive joy that his companions expressed relieved after seeing the match in danger due to the real threat of Cameroon.
Rigobert Song’s group was more threatening. After ten minutes the African team already had two. In the boots of Bryan Mbeumo and Karl Toko Ekambi. Only in the aerial game did Switzerland show itself superior but without complicating Onana.
After the goal of Embolo he was able to tie Eric Choupo Moting who carried out a great individual actionreached the bottom and ran into Yann Sommer who avoided the goal again.
Switzerland appeared at the end to sentence and could not do it either. ruben vargasin a counterattack, was able to avoid the final uncertainty but Onana rose to the occasion when Cameroon was already an open grave.