Participant scores as Switzerland earn essential win

Player ratings as Switzerland earn crucial win

Switzerland made the right begin to their World Cup marketing campaign regardless of a valiant effort from Cameroon.

With the opposite two groups within the group being Brazil and Serbia, each side went into their opening match understanding they could not actually afford to lose, however that did not make issues cagey.

There have been half-chances at each ends within the opening half-hour with Switzerland dominating possession however Cameroon being an enormous menace on the counter-attack.

The African facet had two actual probabilities to take the lead with Yann Sommer saving two efforts from contained in the field from Eric Choupo-Moting and Martin Hongla.

They continued to be the extra threatening facet after that with solely a last-ditch problem from Silvan Widmer stopping Karl Toko Ekambi from scoring the primary aim of the match after 35 minutes.

4 minutes later, Switzerland had their first actual probability with Nico Elvedi heading large from a nook after Breel Embolo went via on the aim however had the ball stolen from him byJean-Charles Castelletto.

Simply earlier than the break, Manuel Akanji too had the possibility to go in a nook however his effort additionally went large, guaranteeing the edges went in degree on the break.

They did not keep degree for lengthy after it although with Breel Embolo giving his nation the lead after 47 minutes, handing over a cross from Xherdan Shaqiri to finish a quick and fluid assault.

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Cameroon nearly struck again slightly below 10 minutes later when Choupo-Moting broke into the Switzerland field however had his shot saved by Sommer once more.

Within the sixty fifth minute, it was Onana’s flip to avoid wasting the day with the Inter keeper making a wonderful save from Ruben Vargas to maintain it 1-0.

Cameroon struggled to create something after that with a second Switzerland aim trying extra possible than an equaliser, however finally there wasn’t one other aim at both finish, giving the European facet an important victory.

GK: Yann Sommer – 8/10 – Performed an enormous half in his facet’s win, making 5 actually good saves.

RB: Silvan Widmer – 7/10 – Was the higher of Switzerland’s full-backs at each ends.

CB: Manuel Akanji – 6/10 – Missed an enormous probability from a nook however carried out properly at his personal finish.

CB: Nico Elvedi – 7/10 – Was rock strong on the again, profitable nearly all of his duels.

LB: Ricardo Rodriguez – 6/10 – Did properly defensively however would’ve needed to do extra going ahead.

CDM: Remo Freuler – 6/10 – Saved issues ticking over properly on the coronary heart of the midfield.

CDM: Granit Xhaka – 5/10 – Did not get on the ball as a lot as he would have hoped.

RW: Xherdan Shaqiri – 6/10 – Struggled to make an affect for a lot of the match however did arrange Embolo’s aim with a terrific cross.

CAM: Djibril Sow – 5/10 – Did not become involved for the 70 minutes he performed.

LW: Ruben Vargas – 6/10 – Was typically certainly one of his staff’s most harmful gamers, creating loads together with his dribbles and passes, however lacked an finish product.

ST: Breel Embolo – 7/10 – Missed a number of probabilities however took his aim rather well and was a handful for the Cameroon backline.

SUB: Fabian Frei (71′ for Sow) – N/A

SUB: Noah Okafor (71′ for Shaqiri) – N/A

SUB: Haris Seferovic (71′ for Embolo) – N/A

SUB: Fabian Rieder (81′ for Vargas) – N/A

SUB: Eray Comert (90′ for Rodriguez) – N/A

Supervisor: Murat Yakin – 7/10 – Ensured his staff improved within the second half to get the win they wanted.

GK: Andre Onana – 6/10 – Made one good save and could not do something concerning the aim he conceded.

RB: Collins Fai – 6/10 – Impressed with the ball at his toes however wasn’t nice on the again.

CB: Jean-Charles Castelletto – 7/10 – Made some wonderful tackles and blocks

CB: Nicolas N’Koulou – 6/10 – Did not do an excessive amount of incorrect however wasn’t as strong as his associate.

LB: Nouhou Tolo – 6/10 – .Carried out his attacking and defensive duties pretty properly.

CM: André-Frank Zambo Anguissa – 6/10 – Battled properly in midfield however would’ve hoped to create extra.

CM: Samuel Oum Gouet – 6/10 – Protected his defence however could not do something in possession.

CM: Martin Hongla – 6/10 – Had a good effort saved and made some good passes.

RW: Bryan Mbeumo – 6/10 – Was certainly one of Cameroon’s extra harmful gamers on the proper wing, with the choice to sub him a questionable one.

CF: Eric Choupo-Moting – 5/10 – Prompted some issues for Switzerland however missed a number of good probabilities.

LW: Karl Toko Ekambi – 4/10 – Missed an enormous probability and did not do an excessive amount of else.

SUB: Gael Ondoua (68′ for Hongla) – N/A

SUB: Vincent Aboubakar (74′ for Choupo-Moting) – N/A

SUB: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou (74′ for Toko Ekambi) – N/A

SUB: Nicolas Moumie Ngamaleu (81′ for Mbeumo) – N/A

Supervisor: Rigobert Tune – 6/10 – Arrange his facet to threaten on the counter-attack which labored properly within the first half, however could not discover a strategy to break Switzerland down after going behind.

Participant of the match – Yann Sommer (Switzerland)

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