RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Brazil international striker Lucas scored his first career hat-trick on Saturday as Sao Paulo defeated Sport 4-2 in the Brazilian Serie A championship.
Lucas cancelled out Gilberto's opener at Recife's Ilha do Retiro Stadium with a powerful shot from outside the area before doubling his tally 10 minutes later after goalkeeper Saulo fumbled an easy ball in the six-year box.
The 20-year-old netted his third early in the second half after a slick one-two with Luis Fabiano.
Sport's Rivaldo added a fourth for the visitors with an own goal while Hugo converted a late penalty for the home side after Gilberto was brought down by a Rhodolfo tackle.
After the match Lucas expressed relief at scoring his first goal for two months.
"It has been a long time and, even though I had been contributing, everybody likes to score. I'm delighted that I was able to get three," Lucas said.
"We didn't start too well but we kept calm and showed intelligence in the way we were able to turn the game around and take control."
In other results on Saturday, Clarence Seedorf scored and was then forced off through injury in Botafogo's 4-0 victory over Atletico Goias, Corinthians defeated Vasco da Gama 1-0, Internacional overcame Palmeiras 2-1 while Bahia drew 1-1 with Gremio.