The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Tuesday on FOX, with Portugal beating Switzerland 6-1 at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium in the tournament’s final match of the round of 16.
Portugal will go on to play Morocco in the quarter-finals, which will take place on Saturday, December 10.
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Highlights Portugal vs Switzerland
FINAL: Portugal 6, Switzerland 1
Ronaldo on the bench
Major news broke before the game that Portugal icon and captain Cristiano Ronaldo would start the game on the bench. Gonçalo Ramos started in place of Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has one goal in the 2022 World Cup, off a penalty kick in Portugal’s opener against Ghana.
Ramos makes the most of the opening nod, as the Portuguese striker strikes in the first goal of the game.
Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos scores a goal against Switzerland in 17′
22′: Almost another
Portuguese forward João Félix set up a scoring opportunity in fine fashion for Ramos, who almost scored his second goal.
33′: Portugal strikes again!
Portugal took a 2-0 lead when Pepe hit a controversial header.
Pepe from Portugal scores a goal against Switzerland in 33′
39′: Switzerland still scoreless
Switzerland fell short of its best scoring chance in the first half, when midfielder Remo Freuler and defender Fabian Schar failed to punch in close range shots.
Portugal led 2-0 at half-time.
51′: You can’t make this up
Ramos smashed a shot into the right side of the net for his second score of the game, giving Portugal a 3-0 lead.
Goncalo Ramos of Portugal scores a goal against Switzerland in 50′
54′: Running away with it
Portugal took a 4-0 lead when defender Raphael Guerreiro headed the score past Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro scores a goal against Switzerland in the 55′
58′: Switzerland gets on the board
Switzerland got on the board when defender Manuel Akanji hit a goal on the left side of the net.
Manuel Akanji from Switzerland scores a goal against Portugal in 57′
67′: Guess who scored?
He is Gonçalo Ramos.
The forward scored his third goal of the game, giving Portugal a 5-1 lead and marking the first hat-trick of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos scores a hat trick against Switzerland
73′: Ronaldo enters
With a four-score lead, Portugal subbed Ronaldo into the game.
84′: Not so fast!
Ronaldo got one past the Swiss keeper, but it was ruled offside.
90 + 2′: They score again
Portugal got their sixth score when striker Rafael Leao made his way to goal.
Rafael Leao of Portugal scores a goal against Switzerland in 90+2′
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