Damiao’s hat-trick gives Internacional impressive win

March 14th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Rio de Janeiro, March 14 (IANS) Internacional eased to a 5-0 victory at home over Bolivia’s The Strongest, the Group 1 leaders in the 2012 Libertadores Football 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 in Group 1 with 6 points. However, Santos will have the opportunity to take over the first place with a match against Juan Aurich March 14, Xinhua reports.

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

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