Santiago, Chile, Feb 23: A Junior Fernandes hat trick led Universidad de Chile to a 5-1 home victory over Argentina's Godoy Cruz in a Group 8 match in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday.
Fernandes scored in the 29th and first-half injury time, and added his third in the 72nd minute. Gustavo Lorenzetti picked another for the Chileans in the 34th and Angelo Enriquez scored in second-half stoppage time.
Leonardo Signali scored in the 53rd for Godoy Cruz.
Universidad de Chile and Godoy Cruz both have three points from two matches. Colombia's Atletico Nacional leads the group with six.
Argentina's Velez Sarsfield and Mexico's Guadalajara were to play later in Group 7.
Fernandes gave Universidad a 1-0 lead when he took a through ball on the counterattack, stepped around the keeper and slotted the ball home. He followed the goal with a series of backflips to celebrate.
Lorenzetti made it 2-0, scoring after a corner was headed-on as he waited near the far post.
Fernandes, born to Brazilian parents, netted his second in first-half stoppage time, heading home from 10 meters (yards). He scored his other in the 72nd.
In Thursday matches, The Strongest of Bolivia faces Juan Aurich of Peru in Group 1, Olimpia of Paraguay is against Argentina's Lanus in Group 2, and Universidad Catoliughca of Chile plays Junior of Colombia in Group 3.