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Portugal vs. Switzerland live updates: Ramos, Portugal cruising late

by Atlanta Business Journal

The 2022 FIFA World Cup continues Tuesday on FOX with Portugal taking on Switzerland at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium in the tournament’s last match of the round of 16.

The winner will advance to play Morocco in the quarterfinals, which conclude Saturday, Dec. 10.

Here are the top plays!

Portugal vs. Switzerland

Ronaldo on the bench

Major news broke before the match that Portugal star and captain Cristiano Ronaldo would be starting 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.

17′: GOAL!

Ramos is making the most of the starting nod, as the Portugal forward punched in the first goal of the game.

Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos scores goal vs. Switzerland in 17′

22′: Almost another

Portugal forward Joao Felix 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.

Portugal’s Pepe scores goal vs. Switzerland in 33′

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.

Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos scores goal vs. Switzerland in 50′

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.

Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro scores goal vs. Switzerland in 55′

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.

Switzerland’s Manuel Akanji scores goal vs. Portugal in 57′

67′: Guess who scored?

Goncalo 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.

Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos scores a hat trick against Switzerland

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.

Pregame chatter

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