Brazil’s group for the 2022 World Cup is inaugurated. This Thursday, Switzerland overcame Cameroon by 1-0, at the Al Janoub Stadium, in Al Wakrah, Qatar. The goal was scored by striker Embolo.
With the result, the Swiss team took the momentary lead in group G, with three points. The Cameroonians, in turn, have zero in the flashlight. The group still has the Brazilian national team and Serbia, which face each other at 4 pm (Brasília time), at Estádio Lusail.
Cameroon is back on the pitch next Monday, at 10 am, when they face Serbia, at the Al Janoub Stadium, for the second round of the group stage. On the same day, but at 1 pm, Switzerland will face Brazil, at Estádio 974.
The game – The Swiss even started the match with more possession of the ball and trying to corner their rivals, however, who were more dangerous were the Cameroonians.
With five minutes, Mbeumo was activated in depth, invaded the area and finished for Sommer’s defense. On the rebound, Toko Ekambi isolated. Afterwards, Choupo-Moting stole the ball from Akanji and freely entered the area, but finished badly and wasted a good chance. Already at 29, Hongla received the pass crossed to Sommer’s good intervention.
On the other side, Switzerland only scared in the 39th minute. After Vargas’s corner kick, Elvedi appeared among the marking to test for the side. In addition, the play was repeated. This time, Akanji was the one who dodged outside.
On the way back from the break, the net finally rocked at the Al Janoub Stadium. With two minutes, Freuler was triggered in the middle and found Shaqiri on the right. The midfielder then played first for Embolo, who only had the trouble to complete it to the bottom of the goal to put the Swiss in front.
At a disadvantage, Cameroon tried to respond soon after. At 11, Choupo-Moting made a beautiful individual play on the right and the only reason he didn’t score a goal was because Sommer made the save. And the goalkeeper was in one of the inspired. With 20 minutes left, he appeared once more, this time to save Anguissa’s shot.
On the next bid, Switzerland nearly doubled. Widmer went down to the baseline and crossed low for Vargas, who hit hard. Attentive, Onana performed a great intervention. Already at 36, Rieder crossed from the left and N’Koulou almost sent it against his own heritage.
In the final minutes, the Swiss team just controlled the result to secure the victory in the opening of Group G of the 2022 World Cup.
SWITZERLAND 1 X 0 CAMEROON
Local: Al Janoub Stadium, in Al Wakrah, no Catar;
Data: November 24, 2022, Thursday;
Time: 7 hours (from Brasilia);
Referee: Facundo Tello (ARG);
Assistants: Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG) e Gabriel Chade (ARG);
WAS: Mauro Vigliano (ARG);
Yellow cards: Elvedi, Akanji (Switzerland); Fai (Cameroon)
GOL: Embolo, at 2 of Q2 (Switzerland)
SWITZERLAND: Yann Summer; Widmer, Elvedi, Akanji and Ricardo Rodriguez (Comert); Freuler and Xhaka; Shaqiri (Okafor), Djibril Sow (Free) and Ruben Vargas (Rieder); Penis (Seferovic)
Technician: Murat Sure
CAMEROON: Onana; Collins Fai, Castelleto; Oum Gouet, Hongla (Ondoua) and Zambo Anguissa; There are 1000+ related searches for Choupo-Moting and Toko Ekambi.
Technician: Rigobert Song