Lionel Messi has been playing as the core of Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2022. took his team to the semi-finals of the tournament, while his arc rival Cristiano has been in the bench again for the second time in Portugal’s quarter-final match against Morocco.
Ronaldo was benched against Switzerland in Portugal’s previous game. The team won the match in 6-1, which was one of the best-scoring victories of this world cup. Portuga’s manager Fernando Santos sent Goncalo Ramos in the place of Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in the game.
Making Ronaldo a sub in the National team in such an important match was a huge decision by the coach. But Ramos didn’t let him down. Santos again made a big decision, by keeping Ronaldo benched for the second time in the competition. This has been a great run by Morocco. They defended Spain greatly in the round of 16.
Ronaldo was on the starting list in Portugal’s all three group-round matches. But, in his last match, while he was subbed by the coach, he showed arrogant behavior, which the coach didn’t like. Some think that it is a punishment of the coach that Ronaldo is not starting in the knockout games.