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Fernando Alonso wins Chinese Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen finishes second and Lewis Hamilton third

Alonso wins Chinese GP: Flying Fernando claims Ferrari victory as Hamilton finishes third in Shanghai

PUBLISHED:

08:41 GMT, 14 April 2013

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UPDATED:

08:41 GMT, 14 April 2013

Fernando Alonso stormed home to win the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday as British star Lewis Hamilton finished in third place.

The Spaniard started on the second row but soon passed pole-sitter Hamilton on his way to earning 25 World Championship points in Shanghai.

Mercedes' Hamilton fought bravely with Kimi Raikkonen for second place before eventually succumbing to the Lotus driver.

World champion Sebastian Vettel, meanwhile, finished fourth but his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber was forced to retire midway through the race.

More to follow

On top: Fernando Alonso earned his first victory of the season as he came home to win the Chinese Grand Prix

On top: Fernando Alonso earned his first victory of the season as he came home to win the Chinese Grand Prix

Podium: Lewis Hamilton, who started on pole, was made to settle for third in his Mercedes

Podium: Lewis Hamilton, who started on pole, was made to settle for third in his Mercedes

All action: Hamilton led into the first corner but was soon reeled in and passed by both Ferraris

All action: Hamilton led into the first corner but was soon reeled in and passed by both Ferraris

Wayward wheel: Red Bull's Mark Webber was forced to retire after losing a rear tyre

Wayward wheel: Red Bull's Mark Webber was forced to retire after losing a rear tyre

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Chelsea beat Tottenham to sign Oscar from Internacional

Exclusive: Chelsea win the Oscar… Roman beats AVB to grab 25m Brazil playmaker

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UPDATED:

22:30 GMT, 9 July 2012

Chelsea have pulled off another transfer coup by clinching the signature of 25million Brazilian wonderkid Oscar.

Despite already splashing out 42m on Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, Roman Abramovich's latest revolution shows no signs of abating after he moved in for the Internacional playmaker who is regarded as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Brazil in years.

To add further flavour to the European champions' deal, they have pipped their former manager Andre Villas-Boas in the process.

New signing: Chelsea have fought off competition from Spurs to sign Oscar

New recruit: Chelsea have fought off competition from Spurs to sign Oscar

Tottenham's new boss thought he was in a strong position to land 20-year-old Oscar after making an offer last week.

It was reported the bid was 11m, but sources in South America say it was much higher than that and a club-record offer of nearer 18m.

Chelsea, however, have moved quickly to swamp Tottenham's offer and beat their former charge to his signature.

Star man: The Internacional striker is one of world football's hottest prospects

Star man: The Internacional striker is one of world football's hottest prospects

OSCAR FACTFILE

Full name: Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior

Born: September 9, 1991 in
Americano, Sao Paulo.

Height: 5ft 10in.

2009: Sao Paulo, played 11 games.

From 2010: Signed for Internacional.

Has scored 19 goals in 70 games
for the club.

International: Six Brazil caps.

Scored hat-trick as Brazil won the 2011 FIFA Under 20
World Cup, beating Portugal 3-2.

Oscar shot to prominence last summer when he became the first player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup final against Portugal.

The Brazilian – full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior – was also watched by Real Madrid and Barcelona.

He is adept as a playmaker or in the role behind the striker and equally comfortable on the left or right of midfield. He is described as a 'typically brilliant Brazilian No 10'.

The acquisition will put pressure on the
position of Stamford Bridge idol Juan Mata, who is expected to be
rested at the start of the season due to his participation in the
Olympics for Spain.

Losing battle: Tottenham's new boss AVB was also interested in the Brazil starlet

Losing battle: Tottenham's new boss AVB was also interested in the Brazil starlet

Chelsea fans will be able to get an early sight of the new signing as he is also a member of his country's Olympic squad.

Chelsea came in for criticism for the way they won the Champions League with an obdurate defensive style.

However, the signing of Oscar is
another bold statement of intent from Abramovich as he strives to make
Chelsea a more fluid, attacking team in the mould of Barcelona.

The
signing boosts the Brazilian contingent at Stamford Bridge, where Oscar
will be joining Ramires in midfield, David Luiz and exciting young
prospect Lucas Piazon.

Eden Hazard

Marko Marin

Summer signings: Hazard and Marin have already completed moves to Chelsea

Abramovich believes if manager Roberto Di Matteo can channel that flair alongside the defensive grit the squad showed to win the Champions League, then Chelsea will be well placed to mount more serious challenges on domestic and European honours.

And his spending hasn't finished yet, with Chelsea also linked to another Brazilian star, 25-year-old striker Hulk of Porto.