With a hat trick from Gonçalo Ramos, Fernando Santos’ bet, the Portuguese team eliminated Switzerland and advanced to the quarterfinals.
In the first part, Portugal was very forceful and it showed in the result. The change made by coach Fernando Santos in the previous one worked. The entry of Gonçalo Ramos for Cristiano Ronaldo went well, as the Benfica striker made it 1-0 in the match, after a strong shot at the near post. From there, it was all from the Portuguese cast. Minutes later, Pepe appeared with a header to make it 2-0 after a corner kick.
In the plugin, Portugal began to liquidate the game. After 50 minutes, Ramos appeared at the near post to deflect the ball and score his first brace Moments later, after a counterattack, Raphael Guerreiro increased the lead on the scoreboard. Manuel Akanji converted the discount for Switzerland, but it couldn’t do much. Ramos had his dream night, converting the first treble in the World Cup. In stoppage time, Rafael Leoa, who had entered moments ago, sealed the final 6-1.
Key moment of the match
When nothing was happening in the match, coach Fernando Santos’ bet appeared. The striker Gonçalo Ramos took a strong shot at the goalkeeper’s near post to open the scoring and begin to cement the win for the Portuguese team.