Vincent Aboubakar has inspired the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to a 3-3 comeback draw against Serbia in their Group G game on Monday.
The 1990 quarterfinalists knew they had to avoid a defeat in their second Group game against Serbia to keep their hopes of progressing alive.
Coach Rigobert Song made a surprise change in the lineup when he decided to drop Andre Onana over differences in style of play.
Again, Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting lead the team as Vincent Aboubakar played from the bench again.
Jean-Charles Castelletto put Cameroon in front with a header in the 29th minute but Serbia scored two goals in the added time to go into halftime with a 2-1 lead.
Strahinja Pavlovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored in the 45+1, and 45+3 minutes to take 2-1 lead into half time break.
Serbia started the second like they ended the first half, in front and attacking with serious intent.
They were rewarded with a third goal, which was a beautiful team goal scored by Aleksandar Mitrovic in the 53rd minute.
Rigobert Song made a few changes including bringing in Vincent Aboubakar after his team had gone down by two goals and the decision paid off instantly.
Eight minutes after coming on Vincent Aboubakar beats the offside trap before lobbing his effort past Serbia’s goalie.
The goal was initially ruled offside but after a VAR check, the goal was counted.
In the 66th, three minutes after scoring, Vincent Aboubakar was involved as he played on Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting who tapped in the equalizer.
Cameroon who scored three world cup goals in a single game will now hope for the best result when they face Brazil in their last group game.