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AFC Champions League 2018: Toyota Player of the Week - Guangzhou Evergrande's Ricardo Goulart

6:39 pm AEDT 9/3/18
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The Brazilian was in sensational form and helped himself to four goals against Jeju United....

Guangzhou Evergrande registered the first victory of their AFC Champions League 2018 campaign on Tuesday and rose to the top of a tight Group G. 

The latest win, a 5-3 battering of South Korea's Jeju United, was a crucial one to say the least. The mastermind behind the win was their Brazilian striker Ricardo Goulart who produced a four-goal salvo to stun the South Korean side. 

Guangzhou were 2-1 down at half-time and looked like slumping to a loss.

But the second-half was just Ricardo Goulart show all around. He drew Guangzhou level in the 52nd minute. Four minutes later, he dispatched off a spot-kick to hand Guangzhou the lead. In the 86th minute, he extended their lead by latching on to Gao's pass and finishing past the goalkeeper. In injury-time he scored his fourth with a beautiful chipped finish.

Goulart's four goals came from four on target, with the 26-year-old chalking up a total of seven shots on goal. The 2015 AFC Foreign Player of the Year also registered a passing accuracy of 80 per cent. 

He was simply sensational on the night for Guangzhou Evergrande and is aptly named this week's Toyota Asian Player of the Week!