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Bolivia 0-4 Brazil: Palmeiras forward Leandro happy to make goal scoring debut

Leandro scored on his debut for Brazil as the Seleção beat Bolivia 4-0 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The Palmeiras' 19-year old forward came from the bench during the second half, replacing Ronaldinho Gaúcho, and contributed to Brazil's first win since Scolari became the team's manager again.

Leandro started his senior career at Grêmio, but as he failed to live up to the hype, he was loaned to Palmeiras as a counterweight in the transfer of Barcos to the Tricolor.

Palmerias are playing the São Paulo State League, Copa Libertadores and Brazil's Série B this season.

The forward is happy with his debut, he said after the game: "It's wonderful. All kids dream of scoring for Brazil. I played only a few minutes, and I was rewarded with a goal".

Botafogo's centreback Dória also got his first Brazilian national team cap as he replaced Dedé near the end of the game.

Brazil's next game will be played against Chile on April 24, Scolari is likely to keep the same core of players.

Source: Globo Esporte


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