No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem for Portugal as it produced a dynamic display to thrash Switzerland 6-1 and reach the quarterfinals at Qatar 2022.

The superstar striker was dropped from the starting lineup on Tuesday by Fernando Santos but the bold decision paid off for the Portugal manager.

Ronaldo’s replacement, 21-year-old Gonçalo Ramos, scored a brilliant hat-trick as he spearheaded a scintillating Portugal offense.

The Benfica youngster, who was just two years old when Ronaldo made his international debut, opened the scoring in the first half after unleashing a scorching shot past goalkeeper in the 17th minute.

Veteran defender Pepe then doubled Portugal’s lead before half-time with a bullet header as Switzerland failed to get to grips with the round of 16 match.

Ramos continued his fine form in the second-half, finishing off a flowing move with a neat finish at the near post before providing an assist for Raphaël Guerreiro to score the fourth.

the Portuguese outfit looked more energetic going forward and the young Ramos gave the Switzerland defenders nightmares with his intensity and quality in the final third.