Cristiano Ronaldo was the surprise of the game by staying on the bench, however, the player celebrated the goals against Switzerland with his teammates.
The cameras were more attentive to the reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo, on the bench, than to the performance of his teammates on the court. The Lusitanian star ran out to celebrate with his teammates, in the two goals he scored Portugal in the first half, before the group of Swissdespite being a substitute.
Ronaldo appeared on the substitute bench, after in the match against South Korea A controversy arose over the gestures of the former Manchester United player, which were related to the decision to remove him from the exchange, taken by the coach Fernando Santos.
The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench surprised, because it was a round of 16 game and the former Real Madrid player is considered the star of the representative of Portugal.
The place of Cristiano Ronaldo I take it Goncalo Ramos, 21 years old. The striker had only played ten minutes in the match to date Qatar World Cup against Ghana and eight opposite Uruguay.
It was Ramos himself who scored the 1-0, at minute 17 of the game against Swisswhich caused all the players on the bench to Portugal They ran to celebrate with their partner. The same gesture was repeated at minute 33, in the goal of Pepe.
Among those who came out to celebrate was Cristiano Ronaldoon both occasions, which with that helps to extinguish the criticism about possible friction within the Portugal national teamin full World Cup.
One day before, Fernando Santoscoach of Portugalhad confirmed that he saw the gestures of Cristiano Ronaldo and some internal decisions had been made. Portugal’s starting XI was made up of Diego Costa; Dalot, Ruben Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Otávio, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Ramos Y Joao Felix.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be playing his last world Cup against PortugalHe tries to avoid controversy.
Cristiano Ronaldo applauds Portugal’s goals in the second half and the stands cheer him on without being on the field
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates on the bench, unlike the first two goals, only applauded the second goal by Ramos and the score by Guerreiro, who at the time managed to put Portugal up to four goals above Swissin the round of 16 game of Qatar 2022.
In addition, the fans who attended the Lusail Stadium began to chant the name “Ronaldo” in the second half so that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player would have minutes against Swiss.