Portugal defeated Switzerland 6-1 in their round-in-16 FIFA World Cup match . Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup after defeating Switzerland 6-1 .
Lusail Qatar, December 7: After losing to Portugal in their round-in-16 FIFA World Cup match, Switzerland manager Murat Yakin said that Portugal was a better team and that losing was painful for them.Portugal advanced to the quarterfinals of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup after defeating Switzerland 6-1 at Lusail, Qatar on Wednesday, with a hat-trick by 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos and strikes from Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, and Rafael Leao.We also partially played with a four-man backline.We noticed that our plan was not working and that we may have missed a few opportunities where we could have done more, challenged the opponent more, and been more dominant in our game, Murat said on Sky Sports.Our game plan did not work, and we must admit it.I congratulate Portugal on this victory, and we have to simply take it.We're sad about the loss and the outcome, but it's painful.We wanted to make the world a happy place, but we failed to do so today. That does not mean we have to be overly pessimistic and criticize everything.The team has shown a great spirit, they had great ideas for today, and they want to pick up where we left off against Serbia.We must accept that Portugal was better today.I think it's something we should put behind us right now, we'll get through it as a team and look forward, said manager David Allen. Despite the angle, Goncalo Ramos, the man who replaced Ronaldo, came through with a ferocious near-post drive, which ended up finding the net.Ramos made good use of the pass from Joao Felix.Switzerland's defender Fabian Schar was hospitalized in the 25th minute, and Embolo took a free kick in the 29th minute.Shaqiri took a free kick and whipped a fine effort over the Portuguese wall, seemed to be heading towards the goal, but Portugal's keeper Costa took no risks and took the ball away in the 33rd minute.Pepe doubled Portugal's lead in the final minute. To make matters worse, the referee sent a yellow card to Swiss player Fabian Schar for a late foul on Felix.No one had taken advantage of four additional minutes of stoppage time at halftime.Portugal controlled ball possession with 53%, relative to the Swiss 47 percent.At the start of the game, Portugal earned a corner in the 49th minute, but Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez prevented the Portuguese from adding a third. He added to Portugals pile of frustration in the 56th minute with Pepe and Felix creating more chances, but in the 55th minute, Raphael Guerreiro added another goal to the team's piling pain.For Sow and Freuler, Zakaria and Seferovic came on to lead the charge.With the help of Manuel Akanji, Switzerland opened their scoring in the 58th minute, with the scoreline read 4-1.But there was certainly a lot to be done. Portugal fired 14 shots at their target, nine of which were on target.The Swiss fired ten shots at goal, three of which were on target.