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Guerrero scores after returning from doping suspension

April 6, 2019

SAO PAULO (AP) — Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero scored for Internacional on his debut after a ban for a positive doping test.

Guerrero claimed a first-half goal for the Brazilian team in its 2-0 win over Caxias in Porto Alegre on Saturday in the semifinals of the Rio Grande do Sul state championship.

Guerrero joined from Flamengo after last year’s World Cup.

The former Bayern Munich player tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine at a World Cup qualifying game against Argentina in October 2017. He argued that he drank contaminated tea at a hotel.

The 35-year-old played in the World Cup after his ban was lifted by a Swiss court, but it was later reinstated by soccer governing body FIFA.

Guerrero is likely to play in the Copa America tournament that starts June 14 in Brazil.

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