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FC Porto beat Sporting CP 3-0 on the back of Cristian Tello's hat-trick

Cristian Tello's hat-trick powered FC Porto to a 3-0 win over Sporting CP in the Portuguese Liga.

Porto’s Cristian Tello celebrates his hat-trick in Porto’s win over Sporting Lisbon

Porto, March 2 (IANS) Cristian Tello scored a hat-trick to help FC Porto beat Sporting Lisbon 3-0 in the 23rd round of the Portuguese league at the Dragon Stadium here on Sunday.

Spanish forward Cristian Tello opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a right-footed effort following a back-heel by Colombian forward Jackson Martinez, reports Xinhua.

The 23-year-old scored again in the 58th minute with another right-footed effort following the assist by Martinez. He closed the scoring in the 82nd following a pass by Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera.

FC Porto dominated the entire match, especially in the second-half, and remain second in the Portuguese league with 55 points, four behind leader FC Benfica. Sporting stand third with 47 points after the game.

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