Portugal made a big statement of intent of winning the 2022 World Cup after thrashing Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16 on Tuesday.
Goncalo Ramos came in for Cristiano Ronaldo and the youngster scored a hat-trick as Portugal hammered Switzerland to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
Ronaldo was dropped by Fernando Santos for Tuesday night’s last-16 tie against Switzerland.
The Portugal head coach was unhappy with how the experienced attacker reacted to being subbed off against South Korea last time out.
21-year-old Ramos scored a hat-trick in his World Cup debut as the 2018 European champions made a statement against Switzerland.
They played some sensational football at times as Pepe and Raphael Guerreiro also got on the scoresheet. Chelsea target Rafael Leao added a stunning sixth goal late on.
Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji scored a consolation for Switzerland with around half an hour to go but the so-called tournament dark horses were ripped apart by Portugal.
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