Today, the Swiss football team defeated the Cameroon selection 1:0, in the first round match of Group G of the World Cup in Qatar. The only goal at the Al Janub Stadium was scored by Brill Embolo in the 48th minute.
In the second match of this group tonight from 20:00, Serbia and Brazil meet.
The Cameroonians were the better opponent in the first half, they had several good chances to score, while Switzerland did not send a single shot into the opponent’s goal.
Brian Mbeumo had the first chance of the match, who ran into the penalty area in the tenth minute and shot from an angle, but goalkeeper Jan Zomer was in the right place. Karl Toko Ekambi ran at the rebound, but shot over the goal.
A few minutes later, Erik Maksim Čupo-Moting also threatened, and Martin Ongla also had a good chance, but he shot poorly, so Zomer had no problems.
The Swiss first threatened more dangerously only in the 40th minute when Niko Elvedi headed wide after a corner, just like Manuel Akandzhi a few minutes later.
In the following, the situation completely changed on the field, and it all started in the 48th minute when Switzerland took the lead from the first shot on goal.
After a long action, the ball reached Xherdan Shaqiri on the right side, who crossed into the box, where Embolo, who was born in Cameroon, was in the right place, and it was not difficult to beat Andrea Onana.
In the 57th minute, Čupo-Moting made a nice pass on the right side and shot, but Zomer saved, and ten minutes later, Ruben Vargas threatened on the other side, but Onana emerged as the winner.
The Swiss were in complete control until the end of the match, Haris Seferović missed a good chance in the very finish, while the Cameroonians failed to threaten more dangerously.
In the second round of Group G, the players of Switzerland will play against Brazil, and Cameroon will play against Serbia. Those games are scheduled for November 28.