Cape Verde v Cameroon 2013 AFCON Qualiying 2nd Leg Commentary

      Cameroon v Cape Verde  KICK-OFF
  • Cameroon get the game under way in Yaounde. Can underdogs Cape Verde complete the task and pull off a shock? We’re roughly an hour and a half away from finding out.
  • 11mins: The Cameroon crowd is going crazy every time Eto’o touches the ball. But no real chances yet – for either side.
    15mins:
    GOAL- Cameroon 0-1 Cape Verde
    Sensational start for the visitors, who have struck first in Yaounde. That puts them 3-0 up on aggregate. Augusto Almeida scores from a free-kick to put his side firmly in the driving seat in this tie.

    22mins: GOAL- Cameroon 1-1 Cape Verde                                                                                                                Cameroon have done exactly what they needed to do and hit back quickly. Achille Emana is the man who scores the equaliser on the day and returns Cameroon’s aggregate deficit to two goals.

    25mins: Emana’s goal came on 22 minutes. Plenty of life left in this tie yet. Meanwhile, Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has been booked.

    45+5mins:
    Cameroon 1-1 Cape Verde HALF-TIME

    Interval time in Yaounde. It’s likely that Cape Verde will head to the dressing rooms feeling the more positive of the sides, having snatched an away goal to add to their two-goal advantage from the first leg. Cameroon simply had to strike back quickly after conceding – and they did – but they still need two goals, or else they are out.

    45mins: KICK-OFF

    The second half begins in Cameroon. This should be a cracking second period – all to play for.

    57mins: Who else will join Ethiopia today?

    Cameroon need to score two unanswered goal against Cape Verde to book their place. Before a ball was kicked, Cape Verde were the underdogs, but with the aggregate score currently 3-1 in their favour, they must be favourites now. There’s just over half an hour of normal time to play in Yaounde.

    65mins: Cameroon are pressing hard to get themselves back in the game against Cape Verde. The Indomitable Lions have had two penalty appeals turned down in the second half.

    70mins: HITS THE WOODWORK                                                                                                                                     Samuel Eto’o’s effort rocks the goal frame. Cameroon cannot afford to miss these chances if they are going to rescue themselves – they still need three goals!

    78mins: Only 12 minutes to go in Yaounde, where Cameroon are desperately searching for a way back into the game. Trailing 3-1 on aggregate to Cape Verde, they are also being deserted by home fans already leaving the stadium. If this tie ends in defeat for the Indomitable Lions, you sense it is not going to go down at all well in Cameroon.

    82mins: As for Cape Verde, you have to respect and admire the way they have gone about their business. A nation of about 500,000 people are on the verge of being able to celebrate an astonishing football giant-killing.

    86mins: GOAL- Cameroon 2-1 Cape Verde

    Fabrice Olinga scores on his debut, converting Eto’os cross. But surely it’s too late for Cameroon?

    90mins: Cameroon 2-1 Cape Verde FULL-TIME (Agg: Cameroon 2-3 Cape Verde)

    Indeed it was too late for Cameroon, and they are out! An incredible achievment for Cape Verde who qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in their history with a 3-2 aggregate win. This is a MASSIVE shock.

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