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Cristian Tello nets 3, FC Porto beats Sporting Lisbon 3-0 in Portugal


LISBON, Portugal — Cristian Tello scored a hat trick to give FC Porto a 3-0 win over Sporting Lisbon at home and keep it in the Portuguese league title race on Sunday.

Tello, on loan from Barcelona, struck his first goal in the 31st minute after being found by Jackson Martinez.

Martinez set up Tello again in the 58th before the Spaniard added a third goal in the 82nd.

Porto stayed within four points of leader Benfica, while Sporting was left in third place at 12 points adrift.

Also on Sunday, Moreirense won 2-1 at bottom side Penafiel, while Arouca drew 1-1 at Academica.

Nacional beat Setubal 3-0 in a game postponed from Saturday because of heavy fog.

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