Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Goncalo Ramos says "Hello" to the World

Benfica Blog
Goncalo Ramos stepped into the biggest shoes in Portuguese history when national team manager Fernando Santos gave him the nod over legend Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's round of 16 encounter against Switzerland and the 21 year old youngster just did what he always does and that is score goals. 

Ramos who came into the start with a total of thirty-three minutes under his belt for the national side, opened the scoring for Portugal at the 17 minute mark, with a thunderous shot into the top shelf off a Joao Felix pass and just out of the reach of the Swiss keeper. Ramos would then score his second of the game when he would direct a low Dalot cross pass into the goal to extend Portugal's lead. Ramos would then make history by finishing off his hat trick in the 6-1 Portugal victory with a chip shot after a nifty pass from Joao Felix, stunning the world of football and becoming the first player this World Cup to score three goals in a game.

Ramos became the youngest player to score a hat trick at the World Cup since football legend Pele completed the same feat in 1958 at the tender age of 17 and looks to have cemented his spot in the starting eleven when Portugal take on Morocco Saturday.


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