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Transfer statement from Ronaldo to Al Nassr! Why was there a substitute in the Portugal v Switzerland game? Noteworthy moments in the goals of Pepe and Gonçalo Ramos…

In Portugal, which reached the quarter-finals by beating Switzerland with a flash score of 6-1 in the last 16 round of the 2022 World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo started the match as a substitute. All eyes were on Ronaldo during and after the match that was won differently. Why did Fernando Santos spare Ronaldo? The Portuguese star, who allegedly signed 500 million euros for the Saudi Arabian team Al Nassr, spoke about this issue after the Switzerland match.

Switzerland and Portugal face off in the last match of the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup . The whole world was shocked when the starting 11s were announced; In Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo would start the game on the bench. The 37-year-old star football player lost his place in the starting 11 to 21-year-old striker Gonçalo Ramos.

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For the first time since 2008 (31 games), the 37-year-old Ronaldo did not start a match for Portugal in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships ) in the starting eleven.

WAS THE REACTION AT THE SOUTH KOREA MATCH?

Portugal coach Fernando Santos, who came to the interview before the start of the match, was asked whether Ronaldo’s reason for being a substitute was his reaction to himself while leaving the game in the South Korea match; “Ronaldo’s backup has nothing to do with the South Korea game. It’s a purely tactical decision. He will do his best if he needs to get into the game. I didn’t like his move in the South Korea game, but that day everything was over and we started looking at the next game.” gave the answer.

 

Ronaldo's Al Nassra transfer statement Why he was substituted in the Portugal - Switzerland match Remarkable moments in the goals of Pepe and Gonçalo Ramos...

 

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‘70% DON’T PLAY’ IN A BOLA SURVEY

A Bola from the Portuguese press opened a poll about the Switzerland match days ago and a surprising result was obtained. ‘Should Ronaldo start Switzerland in the starting 11?’ The answer to this question was ‘No’ at a rate of 70%.

 

GONÇALO RAMOS STARTED, RONALDO WATCHED

Without Ronaldo, Portugal played the match against Switzerland, justifying Fernando Santos. Portugal, which closed the first half ahead 2-0 with the goals of Gonçalo Ramos in the 17th and Pepe’s 33rd minutes, continued its superior game in the second half. At 51, Ramos scored his second goal, at 55 Guerreiro was included in the party, and in the 67th minute the 21-year-old Ramos completed his hatrick. Watching his team’s 5 goals and Switzerland’s 1 goal on the bench, Ronaldo entered the game in the 73rd minute. A goal scored by the star football player who seemed willing was caught in the offside flag. The score of the match was determined by Rafael Leao’s elegant goal in the extra time: 6-1.

 

Ronaldo's Al Nassra transfer statement Why he was substituted in the Portugal - Switzerland match Remarkable moments in the goals of Pepe and Gonçalo Ramos...

 

PARTNERED WITH PELE AND EUSEBIO

Gonçalo Ramos, who scored a hat-trick against Switzerland and overshadowed Ronaldo, also broke new ground. After Ronaldo (21 years 132 days; 2006), he became the youngest player to score a World Cup goal for Portugal. (21 years, 169 days)

Ramos, the youngest player to score in the World Cup qualifying rounds after Brazilian legend Pele, made history as the second Portuguese player to score a hat in a World Cup qualifying match, after Eusebio.

Cristiano Ronaldo has not scored in the World Cup qualifying rounds.

“RONALDO IS OUR CAPTAIN, OUR LEADER”

The star of the match, Gonçalo Ramos, was also the center of attention of the press after the fight. The young striker was also asked questions about Cristiano Ronaldo. Ramos on Ronaldo; “Ronaldo is our captain, our leader. Having him around gives us strength. He spoke to me before the game. He helped me as well as all of us.” he said.

FERNANDO SANTOS: TWO DIFFERENT PLAYERS

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said the following about Gonçalo Ramos and Ronaldo after the 6-1 win:

” Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonçalo Ramos are players of different styles. As I said before the game, it was just a tactical decision specific to the game. Ronaldo is an exemplary captain. We have been friends for many years. There is no problem between us.”

RUN TO PEPE’S GOAL, CLAIMING RAMOS’ HAT-TRICK

The reactions of Ronaldo, who started the match in Portugal As A Substitute, To Gonçalo Ramos ‘ goal and Pepe’s goal were also remarkable. The star football player, who ran to Ramos with his teammates in the club in Ramos’ first goal, congratulated Pepe’s goal by running until he sent a corner again in the goal of his 39-year-old close friend Pepe. Ronaldo smiled and applauded his young teammate when Ramos completed the hat-trick.

Pepe gave the captaincy band to Ronaldo, who entered the game in the 73rd minute and continued the game.

 

Ronaldo's Al Nassra transfer statement Why he was substituted in the Portugal - Switzerland match Remarkable moments in the goals of Pepe and Gonçalo Ramos...

 

AT THE END OF THE MATCH, TOGETHER WITH THE TEAM, THE TRIBUNE CLAUSES

From the 60th minute, the fans in the stands started to keep tempo as ‘Ronaldo’. The star football player, whose enthusiasm peaked after leaving the club, with a smile on his face73. minutes into the game. Looking eager in the remaining part, Ronaldo congratulated his teammates one by one after the match, which ended 6-1, and then went to the dressing room by applauding the stands that gave him great support.

ALLEGED TO BE TRANSFERRED TO AL NASSR…

Spaniard Marca, in his news in the past days, claimed that Ronaldo had reached an agreement with Saudi Arabian team Al Nassr for 2.5 years at 200 million euros per year. According to the news, according to the contract, which will be officially announced on January 1, 2023, Ronaldo would earn a total of 500 million euros at the end of 2.5 years.

DENIED THE TRANSFER NEWS

The clearest response to this transfer news, which almost overshadowed the World Cup, came from Ronaldo. The Portuguese star answered the question of Al Nassr after the Swiss game they won 6-1; ‘No, it’s not true.’ he replied.

 

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