Bayern Munich has enjoyed a very good return in the final third during the six weeks before the start of World Cup 2022. One of the major sources of goals for Bayern during this period was Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The 33-year-old forward extended his good run of form at the World Cup for Cameroon.
After a subdued performance in the defeat against Switzerland on matchday one, Choupo-Moting came up with a crucial equaliser for Cameroon against Serbia on Monday. The former PSG striker showed great awareness in the box to score the third goal for Cameroon in a six-goal thriller.
After making a good run on the right flank, Vincent Aboubakar squared the ball to Choupo-Moting across the face of the goal. The Bayern striker timed his run to perfection for an easy tap-in. Apart from scoring the crucial equaliser, Choupo-Moting also created two chances in the final third while leading the attack.
The equaliser from Choupo-Moting gives Cameroon a glimmer of hope to qualify for the next round. They need to beat Brazil in the final group game and hope for favourable results in other games of group G. It is an uphill challenge, but at least they have a chance of making it to the round of 16 until the final matchday.
The Bavarian faithful will be hoping to see Choupo-Moting continue his scoring exploits against Brazil. The Cameroon international has scored 11 goals for Bayern in the first half of the season. Considering Cameroon’s recent result against Serbia and the incredible form of Choupo-Moting, it wouldn’t be wise for Brazil to underestimate the Indomitable Lions.
Want your voice heard? Join the Bayern Strikes team!
Germany lives to fight for another day in World Cup
It has been a disappointing start to World Cup 2022 for Germany. They suffered a poor defeat against Japan in the first group game. The four-time World Cup winners were given a lifeline in the group after Japan was defeated by Costa Rica. Germany would have been placed in a much better position for the final group game if they had beaten Spain on Sunday.
However, things could have been worse for Germany. Niclas Fullkrug scored the vital equaliser after coming on in the second half against Spain to give Germany a good chance of qualifying for the next round. They need to beat Costa Rica comprehensively later this week and hope Spain beats Japan. Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Jamal Musiala, Serge Gnabry, Manuel Neuer, and Thomas Muller started against Spain, while Leroy Sane was fit enough to come on as a substitute in the second half.