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Damiao's hat-trick gives Internacional impressive Libertadores win

03-14-2012 15:52 BJT

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Internacional eased to a 5-0 victory at home on Tuesday over Bolivia's The Strongest, the Group 1 leaders in the 2012 Libertadores Cup.

Internacional's star striker Leandro Damiao was impeccable and thrilled fans with three goals.

With the superb hat-trick, Damiao is now among the top scorers of the tournament with five goals. The scoring trio came one week after Neymar's hat-trick in Santos' 3-1 win against Internacional.

Dagoberto and Jo also scored for Internacional, completing the five-goal flurry.

The result provisionally gives Internacional the lead of Group 1 with 6 points. However, Santos will have the opportunity to take over the first place with a match against Juan Aurich on March 14.

Internacional's next match will be in Bolivia against The Strongest on March 21.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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