In Portugal’s 6-1 demolition of Switzerland in a thrilling World Cup round of 16 match on Tuesday night, Goncalo Ramos scored a hat-trick.
After the manager expressed his discontent with Cristiano Ronaldo’s attitude after being replaced in their previous game, Ronaldo was benched and Ramos was promoted to the starting eleven.
Ramos, 21, seized the chance and scored three goals to advance Portugal to the tournament’s quarterfinals, where they will play Morocco.
After taking a 2-0 lead into the break, the team of Fernando Santos added four more goals, with Pepe, Raphael Guerriero, and Rafael Leao all finding the back of the net.
Ronaldo made his debut in the 73rd minute, entering to thunderous ovation. Although he had a goal disallowed for offside, his team had already won.