An incredible Goncalo Ramos has scored a stunning hat-trick as Portugal thrashed Switzerland 6-1 to storm into the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006.
Fernando Santos took the brave call to pick replace Cristiano Ronaldo with Ramos, and was rewarded when the World Cup debutant opened the net in the 17th minute, smashing the ball into the net from an acute angle. Portugal got their second via a header by Pepe after 33 minutes. They imposed their class after the break, scoring 2 brilliant goals between the 51st and 55th minutes, with Ramos and Raphael Guerreiro being on target. Manuel Akanji pulled one back for the Swiss shortly after, but then on 67 minutes, Ramos applied a third lovely dinked-finish to complete one of the wildest World Cup trebles. And Rafael Leao added a superb 6th to sign off one of the best knockout performances of recent times.