Portugal youngster Goncalo Ramos replaced Cristiano Ronaldo against Switzerland and stole the headlines by scoring a hat-trick. His goals send his country to the quarter final where they will be playing Morocco. It was a beautiful display from the Portuguese side after a 6-1 win against Switzerland.
Cristiano Ronaldo may struggle to regain his place in the Portugal starting XI after seeing his replacement, 21-year-old Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos, come into the team and net a hat-trick in the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday.
Ramos made his mark at the 2022 World Cup in some style by scoring the tournament’s first hat-trick against Switzerland. He’s also the first player to score a hat-trick on his first World Cup start since Miroslav Klose for Germany in 2002, and he will be hoping he’s done enough to keep his place in the team for the quarter-finals.
Santos’s side go on to face Morocco for a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The WC has headed to the quarter final stage and it keeps getting tougher. Who do you think heads to the semi final?