Vincent Aboubacar's goal gave Cameroon a 1-0 win over Morocco in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier on Saturday at Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé.
The hosts came into this encounter backed by their vocal supporters at home and were the favourites to claim the full three points.
As soon as they made their way onto the pitch, Hugo Broos's men showed hunger as they dominated the proceedings over their visitors.
Although the first 20 minutes had no goals for either side, it was the African champions who wanted it more as the Atlas Lions were yet to threaten.
However, as the tie approached the half-hour mark, Aboubacar received a wonderful pass from the midfield and he managed to beat two Moroccan defenders, before putting the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper, Munir El Kajoui.
It was 1-0 at halftime.
Upon their return from the tunnel, the hosts enjoyed the majority of the ball possession, yet failed to double their lead as Herve Renard's defence stood firm.
Although they will automatically qualify to reach the 2019 CAF Afcon tournament, the Indomitable Lions are now sitting at No 1 with three points.
They are the group's joint leaders with Malawi on three points and one goal, who beat Comoros on the same day.
For the Atlas Lions, the loss means they remain rooted at the bottom of the log table with zero points from one match.
However, both nations will resume their campaign next year in March when Cameroon visit the Islanders (Comoros) while Renard's men will host the Flames of Malawi.
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