Breel Embolo felt a wide range of emotions as he scored the only goal of the game for Switzerland in their 1-0 win over the country of his birth, Cameroon, to begin Thursday’s World Cup action. In a tough Group G alongside Brazil and Serbia, three points to open the tournament were essential.
The Swiss didn’t have it all their own way in the first half and Cameroon were looking the most dangerous side early on, but they were unable to make any of their chances count.
A flat affair
The game was by no means a thriller and caginess was evident on both sides, but Switzerland‘s patience probably told by the end, growing into the game and being the better of the two sides after the break and having come through something of a storm in the opening 45 minutes.
Cameroon had more chances and shots over the 90 minutes, but Yann Sommer tends to impress in international tournaments and he did just that again, keeping everything out. His performance allowed just one goal to decide the game.
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