Fernando Santos brought the team to the field by benching captain Cristiano Ronaldo to the shock of all football fans. Ronaldo, aged 37, was replaced by Ramos, aged 21
FIFA World Cup 2022: Portugal officially crush Switzerland in the pre-quarters of the FIFA World Cup. The victory was six goals to one. The scorers are Gonzalo Ramos (17′, 51′, 67′), Pepe (33′), Rafael Guerreiro (55′), Rafael Leo (90+2′). Manuel Akanji scored Switzerland’s only goal.
Fernando Santos brought the team to the field by benching captain Cristiano Ronaldo to the shock of all football fans. Ronaldo, aged 37, was replaced by Ramose, aged 21. Ramos repeated his Portuguese league form at the World Cup.
The star was welcomed in the 17th minute. Javo shot from the left corner of the box from Felix’s pass. Ramos’ boots hit the target from a very difficult position. Pepe headed the corner on 33 minutes of the first half. Portugal finished the first half in total dominance.
Portugal managed to get up and leave in the second half. In the 51st minute, Ramos put Portugal close to the quarter-finals with an easy finish from Dalot’s cross. Guerreiro scored before celebrating the third goal. This time Ramos opened the way for the goal.
Switzerland’s first goal fell in the 58th minute. The corner led to the goal. Akanchi hit the net when the Portuguese defense made a mistake. Not too late. Ramos scored her first hat-trick at the Qatar World Cup. Javo Felix’s through ball was tricked by the Swiss goalkeeper through a small chip and Ramos scored the goal.
A dream start in his World Cup debut. He replaced Ronaldo and brought out his best. After 70 minutes, Ramos was taken off and Santos brought on Ronaldo. Once the player put the ball in the goal net but it was offside.
Substitute Leo scored the goal in extra time. That too with a beautiful shot from the left side of the box. The Swiss army could not even put up the expected fight. For the first time since the 2006 World Cup, Portugal have reached the quarter-finals. Portugal’s opponents are Morocco, who demolished Spain.