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Boateng hat-trick fires Milan's winning comeback

October 23, 2011 19:20 IST

Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a hat-trick within 18 minutes of coming on as a half time substitute as AC Milan bounced back from being 3-0 behind to win 4-3 at Lecce in an astonishing Serie A match on Sunday.

An 82nd minute header from Colombian defender Mario Yepes completed the fightback for the defending champions who had been three goals adrift after 37 minutes following a shambolic first-half display.

Kevin-Prince BoatengUruguayans Guillermo Giacomazzi and Carlos Grossmuller had scored to put Lecce in command with Massimo Oddo converting a penalty in between against his former Milan team mates.

Milan -- who started the weekend in 13th place -- moved to 11 points, two behind overnight leaders Juventus, while Lecce slumped to their fourth straight home defeat this season and remained on four points.

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