Portugal saw off Switzerland in the last-16 of the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday.
Portugal headed into the match as favourites to advance. And when all was said and done, Fernando Santos’ side did so with ease.
The headlines pre-match revolved around Cristiano Ronaldo being left on the bench vs Switzerland.
Ronaldo had previously not been left out of the XI at major competitions since all the way back in 2008.
However, Ronaldo’s presence in the side was clearly not missed too much.
Portugal roared into an early lead and went on to net five goals before Ronaldo even got on the pitch.
The man of the show was Goncalo Ramos, who netted a hat-trick on his first-ever start at the World Cup.
After doing so, it was revealed that Ramos is the youngest man to score a hat trick in a FIFA World Cup knock-out match after Pele.
Now, following the game, Ronaldo has spoken out for the first time.
Alongside a picture of him celebrating Leao’s goal, he wrote on Instagram : “Incredible day for Portugal, with a historic result in the biggest competition in world football. Luxury exhibition of a team full of talent and youth. Our Selection is to be congratulated. The dream is alive! Until the end! Strength, Portugal!”