The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Tuesday on FOX, with Portugal defeating Switzerland 6-1 at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium in the tournament’s last match of the round of 16.
Portugal advances to play Morocco in the quarterfinals, which on Saturday, Dec. 10.
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FINAL: Portugal 6, Switzerland 1
Ronaldo on the bench
Major news broke before the match that Portugal icon and captain Cristiano Ronaldo would start the game on the bench. Gonçalo Ramos started in Ronaldo’s place.
Ronaldo has one goal in the 2022 World Cup, off a penalty kick in Portugal’s opening match against Ghana.
Ramos is making the most of the starting nod, as the Portugal forward punched in the first goal of the game.
22′: Almost another
Portugal forward João Félix set up a scoring opportunity in pretty fashion for Ramos, who nearly knocked in his second goal.
33′: Portugal strikes again!
Portugal took a 2-0 lead when Pepe knocked in a contested header.
39′: Switzerland remains scoreless
Switzerland came up short on what was its best scoring chance of the first half, when midfielder Remo Freuler and defender Fabian Schar were unable to punch in close-up shots.
Portugal led 2-0 at halftime.
51′: You can’t make this up
Ramos squeaked in a goal on the right side of the net for his second score of the game, giving Portugal a 3-0 lead.
54′: Running away with it
Portugal took a commanding 4-0 lead when defender Raphael Guerreiro powered in a score over Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
58′: Switzerland gets on the board
Switzerland got on the board when defender Manuel Akanji knocked in a goal on the left side of the net.
67′: Guess who scored?
Gonçalo Ramos is him.
The forward finessed in his third goal of the game, giving Portugal a 5-1 lead and marking the first hat trick of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
73′: Ronaldo checks in
With a four-score lead, Portugal subbed Ronaldo into the game.
84′: Not so fast!
Ronaldo got one past the Switzerland goalkeeper, but it was ruled offside.
90+2′: They score again
Portugal got its sixth score when forward Rafael Leao sliced and diced his way to a goal.
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