FIFA World Cup 2022 Knockouts: Portugal smacks down Switzerland

Portugal winning with 6-1 scoreline will make their Quarter-Final against Morocco more interesting as Morocco seems to find a way deny goals to their opponents. Portugal will play Morocco on 10th December.

Portugal players smacks Switzerland down by 6-1
Portugal players smacks Switzerland down by 6-1

FIFA World Cup 2022 Knockouts had Portugal taking on Switzerland after Brazil vs South Korea match. Cristiano Ronaldo had to miss the game and Goncalo Ramos has been brought in as his replacement. Ramos scored at 17th, 51st, 67th minutes to make it his hat-trick in the match. Repe at 33rd minute, Raphel Guerreiro at 55th minute and Rafeal Leao at 90+2nd minute manufactured goals to complete Portugal smack down against Switzerland with 6-1. Manuel Akanji at 58th minute scored lone goal for Switzerland against goal onslaught of Portugal.

Goncalo Ramos doesn't let Cristiano Ronaldo absence hurt Portugal
Goncalo Ramos doesn’t let Cristiano Ronaldo absence hurt Portugal

Portugal took 15 shots at goal with 9 on target. They had 47% ball possession, made 449 passes with 82% accuracy. Portugal made 12 fouls, got 6 Corners and 3 Offsides. Switzerland took 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. They had 53% ball possession, made 488 passes with 84% accuracy. Switzerland made 10 fouls, got 2 Yellow Cards, 3 Offsides and 6 Corners. Portugal did not let Cristiano Ronaldo absence hurt them as Goncalo Ramos scored hat-trick against Switzerland at Lusail Stadium, Qatar.

Portugal players wishing Goncalo Ramos for hat-trick
Portugal players wishing Goncalo Ramos for hat-trick

Well, this match can be said as a big statement by Portugal that they need Cristiano Ronaldo but they did not build themselves around him like Argentina around Lionel Messi. Portugal winning with 6-1 scoreline will make their Quarter-Final against Morocco more interesting as Morocco seems to find a way deny goals to their opponents. Portugal will play Morocco on 10th December. FIFA World Cup 2022 has entered the business end of the tournament with Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals coming up before big Final. Most exciting week of Football awaits for sure.