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Goncalo Ramos Bags Hat-Trick As Portugal Crush Swiss To Reach World Cup Quarters

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The 21-year-old Ramos, who started instead of Ronaldo, became the youngest player to strike three times in a FIFA World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958.

Goncalo Ramos justified the shock decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a chapeau- trick on his full debut as Portugal demolished Switzerland 6- 1 on Tuesday to power into the World Cup quarter- tests.

The 21- time-old Ramos, who started rather of Ronaldo, came the youthful player to strike three times in a World Cup knockout match since Pele in 1958. Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro and Rafael Leao were also on target for a rampant Portugal, who reserved a showdown with Morocco on Saturday for a place in the last four in Qatar. Ronaldo, 37 and now without a club after his departure from Manchester United, has owned the captions during the event while looking a shadow of his former tone.

The only man to score at five World Mugs, Ronaldo was left out by trainer Fernando Santos against the Swiss following his angry response to being substituted in the last group game.

It was a bold call to forget a player with a record 118 transnational pretensions in favour of giving a full debut to Ramos, the Benfica striker who had played just 33 twinkles across three former appearances.

But it took just 17 twinkles for Ramos to award Santos’ faith, and to achieve commodity Ronaldo has noway done– score in a World Cup knockout game.

Joao Felix cropped delicately into the bases of Ramos, who snappily swirled past Fabian Schaer and dredged into the roof of the net history a stupefied Yann Sommer.

Otavio, who returned to the Portugal midfield after injury in their opening match, shot straight at Sommer before Ramos did likewise moments latterly.

Xherdan Shaqiri drew a fingertip stop from Diogo Costa with a dipping free- kick from distance, but Portugal soon had their alternate.

Bruno Fernandes whipped in a corner and the 39- time-old Pepe towered above the Swiss defence to forcefully head home.

Diogo Dalot addressed Remo Freuler’s title off the line after Diogo Costa failed to duly deal with a cross, but the Swiss simply had no answers against an infectious Portugal.

Ramos turned in his alternate from close range six twinkles into the alternate half from Dalot’s cross down the right.

He also turned provider by playing in Guerreiro to lash in another just four twinkles latterly as the Swiss defence was ruthlessly ripped piecemeal.

It was also Ramos who inadvertently glanced a corner towards Manuel Akanji at the far post as the Manchester City centre- reverse pulled one reverse for Switzerland.

Ramos completed his treble after further outstanding work from Felix, nonchalantly dinking over Sommer with one of his final traces before making way for Ronaldo.

The five- time Ballond’Or winner’s introduced inspired the biggest roar of the night. Ronaldo did have the ball in the reverse of the net but it was ruled out for a clear offside.

Leao limited off a sensational Portugal performance with a atrocious curling strike in cessation time. Know More News…

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