Suiza consigue su primera victoria en el Mundial frente a Camerún (1-0) / Apologetic Embolo gives Swiss 1-0 victory over Cameroon

Doha (EFE).- El delantero de Suiza Breel Embolo dio la victoria a su país frente a Camerún con un gol nada más comenzar la segunda parte del encuentro, lo que permite al conjunto helvético sumar su primer triunfo en este Mundial de Qatar 2022.

El tanto de Embolo desequilibró el partido en favor de Suiza, aunque Camerún dispusiera de ocasiones más claras y mereciera más.

No lo celebró Embolo, de origen camerunés. Evitó la alegría que sus compañeros expresaron aliviados después de ver peligrar el partido ante la amenaza del rival.

Tras el tanto de Embolo, Camerún pudo empatar con una acción de Eric Choupo Moting, que llegó hasta el fondo y se topó con el portero sueco Yann Sommer, quien evitó el gol.

El conjunto de Camerún, dirigido por Rigobert Song, fue más amenazante pero no le sirvió para hacerse con su rival e imponerse al equipo suizo.

Finalmente, Suiza se llevó la victoria y los de Murat Yakin ya esperan a Brasil, claro favorito en este grupo G para acabar en primera posición.

Más en la fuente original: https://efe.com/mundial-de-qatar/suiza-camerun-mundial-qatar-2022-fase-grupos/

Embolo (L), born in Yaounde but raised in Basel

Apologetic Embolo gives Swiss 1-0 victory over Cameroon

AL WAKRAH, Qatar, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Switzerland edged Cameroon 1-0 courtesy of a goal against the run of play by apologetic Breel Embolo versus the country of his birth for an opening win in World Cup Group G at the Al Janoub Stadium on Thursday.

While it was a good day for the Swiss it was a bad one for African football, whose teams in Qatar have yet to score a goal in the tournament.

Apart from Cameroon, Tunisia as well as Morocco and Senegal all failed to find the net in their opening matches. Ghana are in action later on Thursday against Portugal.

Embolo, born in Yaounde but raised in Basel, struck three minutes after the restart from a Xherdan Shaqiri cut-back to put the Swiss top of the group.

The 25-year-old refused to celebrate the goal on his 60th international appearance, lifting his hands in the air and frowning as the small group of Swiss fans cheered wildly at Al Janoub Stadium.

“We know his story. I told him before the game ‘Breel, friendship until the start, then they are your opponents,” Switzerland coach Murat Yakin said.

“Football write such stories but he completed his mission. I am very happy with his performance.”

More from the original source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/apologetic-embolo-gives-swiss-narrow-win-over-cameroon-2022-11-24/#:~:text=AL%20WAKRAH%2C%20Qatar%2C%20Nov%2024,Al%20Janoub%20Stadium%20on%20Thursday.