Unlucky sub Christian Bassogog singled out for a yellow card after ENTIRE Cameroon squad rush onto the pitch to celebrate opening strike in goalfest with Serbia… only for Serbia to mimmick their celebration at 2-1 and Luka Jovic also get the only booking
The whole of Cameroon’s squad flocked onto the pitch to celebrate their opening goal – which led to the referee singling out Christian Bassogog and booking him.
Cameroon took on Serbia in Monday’s early kick-off as both sides sought to get their first points of the World Cup.
Jean-Charles Castelletto scored the opener after 29 minutes, which led to wild celebrations, and Bassogog’s caution.
So when Sergej Milinkovic-Savic put Serbia in front just before half time, after Strahinja Pavlovic’s equaliser, they copied the celebration – which saw Fiorentina’s Luka Jovic booked for his role in their celebrations.
Cameroon substitute Christian Bassogog was booked for his role in celebrating the opener
The World Cup has seen a mixture of tired, lifeless showings, and some with a little more excitement. Cameroon’s clash with Serbia is definitely the latter of those, with six goals shared in the opening 70 minutes.
Bassogog was introduced to the action after 67 minutes, replacing Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi – with the earlier yellow card hanging over him.
The 27-year-old forward, who currently plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, was a member of Cameroon’s winning Africa Cup of Nations squad for the 2017 tournament.
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Serbia mimicked Cameroon’s wild celebrations to celebrate taking the lead before half time
Bassogog came off the bench for the last 23 minutes of the match, held at Al Janoub Stadium