The amazing play of Goncalo Ramos was a major factor in Portugal‘s victory over Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium on Wednesday, December 7 at 1.00 am. Because of his outstanding play in this contest, he earned a hat-trick. Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a victory over Switzerland that ended with a score of 6-1. Due to the fact that the losing side will be knocked out of the World Cup competition, this match held a great deal of significance for both teams. In order to advance to the quarterfinals, one needs to win the match they are currently playing in. The stadium was jam-packed with fans of both sides, however it was a terrible disappointment for Switzerland and their fans as their squad was embarrassed in this game and was eliminated from the World Cup after losing this game. On the other hand, supporters of Portugal were ecstatic to witness their team’s dominant performance over the opponents and advance to the quarterfinals of the competition.
During the course of this match, Switzerland maintained control of the ball 53% of the time, while Portugal kept onto it 47% of the time. Switzerland had a pass accuracy of 84%, 488 successful pass attempts, and 6 corner kicks throughout the match. On the other hand, Portugal completed 449 passes, had an accuracy rate of 82% with their passes, and was awarded 6 corner kicks. There were a total of 22 fouls committed during this game, with Portugal committing 12 and Switzerland committing 10 of those fouls. This encounter featured a total of two yellow cards, both of which were shown to Switzerland’s players. Switzerland performed admirably in all facets of this match, including passes and possession, but they were unable to score goals despite their many opportunities. They only manage to score one goal during the entirety of this contest. On the other side, Portugal was outstanding in terms of scoring goals and dominating the competition, and as a result, they emerged triumphant at the end of the match. The day could not have gone any worse for Switzerland, as their match against Portugal ended in a defeat by a significant margin.
In this encounter, a total of 7 goals were scored, with Portugal scoring 6 goals and Switzerland scoring 1 goal. There were a total of two goals scored during the first half of the contest, and Portugal was responsible for scoring both of them. Portugal opened the game on the offensive and scored goals anytime they had a chance to capitalize on their opportunities right from the outset of the contest.
Goncalo Ramos scored the first goal of the match for Portugal when the game was 17 minutes old. For Portugal, this was merely the beginning of their journey. Pepe scored an outstanding goal in the 33rd minute of the game, and it came from a corner kick that was taken by his head. The score was 2-0 when the first half of the match came to a close.
There were a total of five goals scored in the second half of the game. Ramos scored his second goal of the match for Portugal with 51 minutes of the match. At the 55 Raphael Guerreiro scored the fourth goal for Portugal. At 58 minute mark of the match, Switzerland took advantage of their opportunity and scored a goal. It was Manuel Akanji who was the one who put this goal into the back of the net. The score was currently 4-1 at this time in the game. At the 67 minute mark of the game, Ramos scored the third goal to complete his hat trick. The game was officially over when Portugal scored their winning goal at the 90+2 minute mark, which occurred in the additional minutes that were played after the initial 90 minute period. The winning goal was scored by Rafael Leao. The final result was 6-1 in Portugal’s favor after the completion of the game.
The coach decided to start the match without Cristiano Ronaldo and send him on the bench for this encounter. The game had been going on for 72 minutes when he was finally put into action, however he was unable to score any goals in this particular contest. Although he did score a goal, the fact that it was disallowed for being scored while offside was a major source of disappointment for him.
On Saturday, December 10 at 9:00 pm local time at the Al Thumama Stadium, Portugal will take on Morocco in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Portugal vs Switzerland
|1st Half||2nd Half||Full Time|
Goncalo Ramos – (Portugal) – 17’ , 51’ , 67’
Pepe – (Portugal) – 33’
Raphael Guerreiro – (Portugal) – 55’
Manuel Akanji – (Switzerland) – 58’
Rafael Leao– (Portugal) – 90+2’