Gonçalo Ramos celebrates one of his three goals against Switzerland (5-1)


Portugal crushes Switzerland without Cristiano and meets Morocco in the quarterfinals (6-1)

Published:6/12/2022 - 21:55h

Updated:6/12/2022 - 22:13h

Fernando Santos gambled leaving Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench against Switzerland and the bet could not have gone better. Gonçalo Ramos uncovered with a hat-trick and the Portuguese crushed Switzerland (6-1) to advance to the quarterfinals

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After Morocco gave the big surprise of the eighth of final deleting to Spain, Portugal completed his best party of the World-wide to leave backwards the doubts and a rival that painted to complicate him a lot the life. Gonçalo Bouquets, substitute of the 'punished' Cristiano Ronaldo, converted a 'hat trick' and the ones of Fernando Santos crushed to the helvéticos with a goleada of scandal. The lusos dominated to pleasure from the minute 17 after the first so much of the forward of the Benfica and did not have mercy with the defence of the ones of Murat Yakin.

Switzerland came to complete a first acceptable phase in which they attained to classify with a very worked victory in front of Serbia in the last day. However, the Tuesday was an authentic flan for a Portugal that, without his captain, showed a fantastic game in attack, emulating the exhibition of Brazil the Monday in the first part in front of South Korea (4-1). After the 1-0 transitory, only there was a selection in the field.

Murat Yakin's men drowned out the Portuguese start in the first quarter of an hour and the game was set to be a clash with a lot of friction and few arrivals, but Gonçalo Ramos broke the game at 17' with a violent left-footed shot inside the area that shot Yann summer. The 1-0 left Switzerland very touched and Portugal went for the second, taking advantage of the gaps in the Swiss defense. Bruno Fernández and João Félix had more freedom without 'CR7' on the field and the Manchester United midfielder enabled Pepe in a corner kick at 33' to end the game.

The 2-0 score remained until the break, but Fernando Santos' men did not stop looking and the Benfica striker repeated the dose at minute 51, defining first after a good overflow and qualification from Diogo Dalot. Raphaël Guerreiro extended the lead four minutes later with a pass from a wild Ramos. Almost out of inertia, Manuel Akanji discounted for the Swiss at 58', a totally anecdotal touch that did not change the complement process at all.

20 bitter minutes for Cristiano

The captain entered at 73' for João Félix, who five minutes earlier had leaked a perfect pass so that Ramos completed his hat trick with a delicatessen. Cristiano had his opportunities (he converted a goal canceled by offside), but had no luck in front of the goal despite the facilities offered by the Swiss defense. To complete the humiliation, Rafael Leão scored a great goal at 90+2' with a nice shot from the right. Morocco awaits a Portugal in the quarterfinals that, now, assumes an unexpected favoritism a couple of days ago.

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