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FIFA World Cup: Goncalo Ramos inspires Portugal to 6-1 win over Switzerland as Morocco await in quarter-final

India Today 06-12-2022 Saurabh Kumar
FIFA World Cup: Goncalo Ramos inspires Portugal to 6-1 win over Switzerland as Morocco await in quarter-final © Provided by India Today FIFA World Cup: Goncalo Ramos inspires Portugal to 6-1 win over Switzerland as Morocco await in quarter-final

A scintillating hat-trick from Goncalo Ramos gave free-scoring Portugal a 6-1 victory over Switzerland in their World Cup last-16 match on Tuesday as they set up a quarter-final clash with giant slayers Morocco. Portugal coach Fernando Santos made the audacious decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo and was rewarded with an artistic performance from his team.

In the 17th minute, Ramos gave Portugal the lead after latching onto Joao Felix's pass and smashing the ball past Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer at his near post from an acute angle.

Six minutes after the break, the 21-year-old Benfica striker scored his second goal, and Portugal's third, by getting on the end of Diogo Dalot's low cross, and he completed his hat trick in the 67th minute with a delicate dinked finish.

After 33 minutes, Pepe doubled Portugal's lead with a powerful header from a Bruno Fernandes corner, and Raphael Guerreiro rifled in their fourth in the 55th before Rafael Leao completed the rout with a curled finish in added time.

Manuel Akanji scored a consolation goal for the Swiss just before the hour mark.

 

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