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Champions Flamengo win again with Bruno Henrique hat trick

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By Reuters
Champions Flamengo win again with Bruno Henrique hat trick
Soccer Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Ceara - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - November 27, 2019 Flamengo's Bruno Henrique celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Sergio Moraes   -   Copyright  SERGIO MORAES(Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Bruno Henrique got a second-half hat trick as Brazilian champions Flamengo came back from a goal down to beat Ceara 4-1 on Wednesday.

The Rio de Janeiro side are enjoying their best season in decades, having already wrapped up the league title and the Copa Libertadores, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League.

However, they surprisingly went behind when Thiago Galhardo silenced the home fans at the Maracana stadium by putting the visitors ahead after 27 minutes.

Flamengo, though, roared back in the second half with three goals from Bruno Henrique and a last-minute fourth from Vitinho.

The result leaves Ceara in a precarious position just one point above the relegation zone with three games of the season remaining.

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)