Portugal-Switzerland round of 16
Presentation of the match
The match sees Portugal favored for the technical level of the players but also for the good performances in the group stage. It’s a team that in addition to playing excellent football is also excellent from a competitive point of view. Switzerland made up of good players makes teamwork and application its best qualities. So far she has shown that she is square in all departments of the field and that she is able to put any opponent in difficulty.
The match begins without Cristiano Ronaldo who has taken a seat on the bench, Goncalo Ramos plays in his place. In the 3rd minute Portugal goes forward with Felix serving B. Fernandes, who doesn’t take advantage of the good opportunity as he lacks control of the ball. In the 5th minute, Embolo’s shot was blocked. In the 17th minute Goal of Portugal with Goncalo Ramos, who as soon as he received a ball in the penalty area, turns around and with a great shot he scores to the right of the goalkeeper Sommer. On 21′ Otavio had an opportunity to shoot on goal, saved by Sommer.
On 30′ opportunity for Shaqiri who sees his free kick deflected by Diogo Costa. On the 33rd occasion for Portugal through Schar who risks an own goal. In the 33rd minute Portugal scored with Pepe who headed in Bruno Fernandes’ cross. In the 37th minute there was an opportunity for Switzerland with Freuler who didn’t take advantage of the Portuguese defense’s mistake. In the 43rd minute another opportunity for Ramos to save goalkeeper Sommer. In the 43rd minute Schar was booked for an imprudent foul play on an opponent. At the end of the first half in the 49th minute.
Great first half for Portugal, with Ramos not regretting Cristiano Ronaldo. Switzerland completely at the mercy of the Portuguese game.
On the 49th occasion for Guerreiro, he kicked over the crossbar. In the 50th minute Portugal’s goal was again Ramos who, with an assist from Dalot, shot low on goal, nothing to do for Sommer. In the 55th minute Portugal scored with Guerreiro, with a big left footed shot behind Sommer. In the 58th minute Switzerland scored with Akanji, who took advantage of a mistake by the Portuguese defence.
In the 59th minute Comert was booked for an imprudent foul play against an opponent. In the 67th minute Goal for Portugal, hat-trick by Goncalo Ramos, who receives a great assist from Felix. in the 73rd minute Cristiano Ronaldo replaced Joao Felix. In the 76th minute Cristiano Ronaldo’s free kick goes on the barrier.
At 80′ opportunity for the Swiss with Embolo, his bicycle kick goes off. On the 81st occasion for Xhaka, header just wide. In the 84th minute, a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo was disallowed for offside. In the 87th minute Rafael Leao enters, for the Milni player a few minutes to stand out. In the 91st minute, a great goal by Rafael Leao, with a shot that goes behind Sommer.
Portugal win 6-1 and fly to the quarter-finals, after a lavish contest and will meet victorious Morocco after penalties against Spain. After this performance, Portugal is a candidate as one of the most authoritative candidates for the final victory. Portugal is the first time that reaches the quarter-finals and opens a new era in terms of after Ronaldo.
Game to remember for Goncalo Ramos, who called to take the place of the excluded Cristiano Ronaldo, scores a hat-trick, which consecrates him as the new goalscorer of the Portuguese team. More convincing evidence of Portugal’s talents, from B.Fernandes, Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva. Also noteworthy is the performance of defender Pepe, author of a beautiful goal with a header. Switzerland was humiliated by the Portuguese, they were never in the game and nothing worked, both defensively and offensively.