The decisive goal was not celebrated on the pitch by the Monaco striker, who was born in Yaoundé, the capital of the African state, and only arrived in Switzerland at the age of six. There he still has many relatives: hence the strong bond he has with his land
Who knows how Breel-Donald Embolo slept on the eve of Switzerland-Cameroon. “A special match” the Monaco striker had commented with a smile, but there was much more behind it. When in the 47th minute Freuler widened the ball to Shaqiri, he positioned himself where fate wanted him to be. And where it has always been: in the center of the area. The defenders misread the pass and the ball arrived fast and tame. After scoring, Embolo lowered his gaze and raised his arms to the sky, to ask for forgiveness.