The Portugal He signed the round of 16 card against Switzerland. Cristiano Ronaldo On the bench at the start of the match, it was his replacement Gonzalo Ramos who brightened up the evening with a hat-trick. The Seleção, who is no longer a quarter-finalist of A worldwide Since 2006, Morocco will meet on Saturday as a candidate. earlier on tuesday, The Atlas Lions created a sensation by eliminating Spain on penalties (0-0, 3 tabs to 0) .
On the Portuguese side, the intergenerational handover couldn’t be more symbolic…or ruthless on the five-pointed Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo, who hasn’t scored a single goal in a World Cup knockout match. Almost unknown on the big stage in world football, Gonzalo Ramos played fully and only for 33 minutes in selection before Tuesday night, including twenty minutes in a friendly.
At 21, he entered the elite World Cup hat-trick authors in one evening, alongside giants like Pele, Gerd Müller or Just Fontaine. He even became the youngest author of a hat-trick in a knockout match since Pele in 1958.
Was the decision to leave Ronaldo on the bench just a sporting choice? In any case, coach Fernando Santos has so poorly accepted the humorous gesture of his star player during his tenure…