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City’s Aguero nets hat trick

Ser­gio Aguero scored a hat trick for a sec­ond suc­ces­sive Sun­day as Manch­ester City posted a 6-0 rout of vis­it­ing Chelsea in the English Premier League.

It was a day of mis­ery for Chelsea as the west Lon­don club suf­fered its worst loss in 28 years and sank to sixth place.

De­fend­ing cham­pion City re­claimed the top spot from Liver­pool on goal dif­fer­en­tial.

With Mau­r­izio Sarri hired af­ter An­to­nio Conte failed to make the top four last sea­son, the prospect of an­other sea­son out of the Cham­pi­ons League prob­a­bly will im­peril the job prospects of an­other Chelsea man­ager.

Tot­ten­ham beat Le­ices­ter, 3-1, at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in Sun­day’s other game to strengthen its hold on third place.

Birth­day win

Werder Bre­men con­tin­ued its birth­day cel­e­bra­tions by rout­ing Augs­burg, 4-0, in the Ger­man Bun­desliga.

Bre­men, which marked its 120th an­niver­sary as a club Mon­day, fol­lowed its dra­matic penalty shootout win over Borus­sia Dort­mund in the Ger­man Cup on Tues­day with its big­gest league win of the sea­son.

Lille mov­ing up

Lille stepped up its bid for sec­ond place in the French league and au­to­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the Cham­pi­ons League by winning, 2-0, at Guingamp be­fore Lyon lost, 1-0, at Nice.

The win put Lille six points ahead of third­placed Lyon, while Nice climbed up to the sev­enth spot.

Barca draws Lionel Messi was back from a leg in­jury, but Barcelona needed goal­keeper Mar­cAn­dre ter Ste­gen to put on a su­perb per­for­mance to sal­vage a 0-0 draw at Ath­letic Bil­bao in the Span­ish league.

Barcelona is six points ahead of sec­ond-place Real Madrid.

Ju­ven­tus rolls

Af­ter it of­ten won by a sin­gle goal in the first half of the sea­son, Ju­ven­tus has scored three goals in two straight matches, in­clud­ing a 3-0 win at Sas­suolo in Serie A.

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, who turned 34 last week, had a hand in all three goals, scor­ing with a header on a cor­ner kick in the 70th minute.

It was his 18th league goal, two clear of Ata­lanta’s Du­van Za­p­ata in the race for the top scorer award.

Ju­ven­tus moved 11 points clear of sec­ond-place Napoli as it seeks an eighth suc­ces­sive ti­tle.

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