Coutinho's hat trick leads Brazil over Haiti 7-1 in Copa

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Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 Wednesday night in the Copa America.

Coutinho scored in the 14th and 29th minutes to build a 2-0 lead, then added a goal on a 20-yard drive in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. The Liverpool midfielder's only previous goal for Brazil was against Mexico in an exhibition on June 7 last year.

Gabriel Barbosa and Lucas Lima also scored for Brazil in a scoreline that matched the devastating defeat for the Selecao in the 2014 World Cup semifinals against Germany at Belo Horizonte.

Before a crowd of 28,241, James Marcelin scored Haiti's goal in the 69th.

Brazil leads Group B with four points and completes group play Sunday against Peru, which opened with a 1-0 win over Haiti. Ecuador, which tied Brazil 0-0, met Ecuador later Wednesday.

Coutinho's first goal was from just outside the penalty and his second came from 6 yards out after a three-touch sequence. Dani Alves crossed, Jonas outfought two defenders to control the ball in front of goalkeeper Johny Placide, then slid it across to the goalmouth for Coutinho to tap in.

Alves looped a cross onto Augusto's head 10 yards out for the third goal.

Gabriel Barbosa entered for Jonas at the start of the second half and made it 4-0 with an 18-yard left-footed shot and Alves crossed for Lima's header.

Marcelin beat Brazil goalkeeper Alisson on a rebound after Max Hillaire's initial effort.