FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Portugal in the quarter-finals after 16 years, defeating Switzerland badly. Portugal beat Switzerland to qualify for the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.
Goncalo Ramos played an important role in Portugal’s victory, who scored a brilliant hat-trick. In this match, Ramos did not get a place in the starting XI in place of captain Cristiano Ronaldo, which was beneficial for the team.Portugal has made it to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a bang. Also Read: FIFA World Cup: Super-16 battle in FIFA World Cup from today
Portugal defeated Switzerland 6-1 in the pre-quarterfinal match played late on Tuesday (December 6). Now Portugal will face Morocco in the quarter-finals, who made a big upset by defeating France. Portugal’s team has reached the quarter-finals for the first time after 16 years i.e. after the year 2006.
Ronaldo has no place in the starting XI
In this match, the coach of Portugal took a big decision of not including captain Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting XI, which probably proved to be a profitable deal for the team. Goncalo Ramos replaced Ronaldo in the starting XI and scored a brilliant hat-trick. Earlier, Ramos got a chance to play only 10 minutes during the group matches. This is the first time since 2008 that Ronaldo has not been part of Portugal’s starting XI in a Euro or World Cup match.
Ramos scored the first hat-trick of this World Cup
Portugal took the lead in the 17th minute when Goncalo Ramos volleyed home a brilliant pass from Joao Felix. Then in the 39th minute, Pepe converted Bruno Fernandes’ corner kick into a goal and put the team ahead 2-0. By half time, the Portuguese team was leading 2-0. After this, Ramos gave the team a 3-0 lead by converting Diogo Dalot’s low cross into the goal in the 51st minute.
The Portuguese team was continuously playing aggressively, which was also benefiting them. Rafael Guerrero made the score 4-0 in the 55th minute of the game. Although the Swiss team was also successful in scoring. Manuel Akanji scored this goal for Switzerland in the 58th minute of the game. Then Goncalo Ramos completed his hat-trick in the 67th minute by heading in Joao Felix’s cross. This was the first hat-trick of the current World Cup.
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