BOGOTA – A hat-trick from Oscar lifted Brazil to a 3-2 extra-time triumph over Portugal on Saturday in the final of the under-20 World Cup.
After opening the scoring in the fifth minute, Oscar struck a second half equalizer that sent the match to extra-time after full-time saw the teams deadlocked at 2-2.
Oscar got the winner in the 111th minute, lofting a ball from the right that arched over Portugal keeper Mika and gave Brazil a fifth under-20 World Cup title after their runner-up finish two years ago.
Although Brazil started the favorites over a Portuguese team seeking a third under-20 crown, the match was tightly contested throughout.
Oscar broke through in the fifth with a free kick into the corner that caught Mika napping. It was the first goal surrendered by Portugal in the tournament.