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Switzerland 1 (Crnogorcevic 24) Cameroon 2 (Onguene 47, Ngono Mani 62)
Cameroon staged a sensational second half comeback to seal a 2-1 win over Switzerland and take second place in Group C.
The Swiss had led at the break through a goal from Ana Maria Crnogorcevic but two strikes after the restart mean that Cameroon can look forward to a meeting with China in the last sixteen.
With a qualification place on offer for the winning team, the two teams could have been excused a nervous start but instead both went for an early strike. Crnogorcevic was close to early opening when she narrowly failed to get on the end of a Martina Moser free kick, then at the other end, Cameroon captain Christine Manie headed wide from a corner.
Ramona Bachmann then got on the end of a through ball but was denied by a save from Annette Ngo Ndom. Switzerland's enterprising start was to bring reward though, Lara Dickenmann's pass releasing Bachmann in the area where she cut the ball back from the line and Crnogorcevic, although not with the cleanest of strikes, found the back of the net to give her side the lead.
Switzerland sought a second goal and it almost came as a cross from the right by Lia Waelti picked out Fabienne Humm whose header brought out a great reaction save from Ngo Ndom.
Cameroon did not have too many clear sights on goal during the first half but within seventeen minutes of the restart, they turned the game completely on its head. The move did start with an almost comical throw in which was not penalised but Raissa Feudjio did extremely well near the corner flag to turn and drill in a low cross and although Gaelle Enganamouit missed her kick, Gabrielle Onguene was on hand to take a touch and drive a sweetly struck shot into the corner from the edge of the area.
Suddenly Cameroon looked a reinvigorated side and the turnaround was complete just after the hour. Again, the pacey Onguene was heavily involved with a run which took her to the line and cross which was nodded in by Madeleine Ngono Mani.
Enganamouit was close to creating a third with a powerful run into the area, her low cross looked destined to pick out Onguene but Gaelle Thalmann came to her side's rescue with a vital touch to divert the ball away.
Switzerland just could not get going again from that point and made little headway against a determined Cameroon defence who repelled any pressure. Cameroon successfully ran down the clock for a victory to take them out of the group stages at the first attempt, whilst the Swiss will be waiting on other results to decide their fate.
Switzerland: Gaelle Thalmann, Rahel Kiwic (sub Vanessa Bernauer 65mins), Rachel Rinast, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic, Noelle Maritz, Selina Kuster, Martina Moser, Fabienne Humm (sub Eseosa Aigbogun 69mins), Lia Waelti, Ramona Bachmann, Lara Dickenmann (sub Nicole Remund 80mins).
Cameroon: Annette Ngo Ndom, Christine Manie, Ajara Nchout (sub Madeleine Ngono Mani 57mins), Claudine Meffometou Tcheno, Augustine Ejangue, Francine Zouga (sub Agathe Ngani 87mins), Gabrielle Onguene (sub Henriette Akaba 90mins), Raissa Feudjio, Gaelle Enganamouit, Jeannette Yango, Aurelle Awona.
Player of the match: Gabrielle Onguene.
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