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Carmelo sweet show in big Buriram win

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TPL leading scorer Carmelo Gonzalez was on target yet again as the Spanish forward scored four times in Buriram United’s convincing 5-1 win over Samut Songkhram.

The win, which also saw Spain-born Philippines international Javier Patino find the back of the net, comes just days after Buriram returned home following their 1-0 loss in the first leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final meeting with Esteghlal in Tehran.

Carmelo Gonzalez has now scored 22 goals for the season so far with Patino the next best in the league with 15.

Buriram remain in second place in the Thailand league standings, just two points behind defending champions Muangthong United, who have played one game more than the reigning Thai FA Cup holders.

Buriram will host Esteghlal in the return leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final on September 18, with the winner due to face either Guangzhou Evergrande or Lekhwiya.

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