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Ronaldo and Chelsea lead AP football poll

Cristiano Ronaldo moves to the top of AP global football poll, Chelsea leads team vote

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Berna...

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Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Berna...

Cristiano Ronaldo's third hat trick of the season put him at the top of the AP global football 10 on Tuesday.

Ronaldo scored three goals in Real Madrid's 5-0 rout of Athletic Bilbao.

Lionel Messi, last week's winner, dropped to third place despite scoring both goals in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano. Arjen Robben was second after also scoring twice in Bayern Munich's 4-0 win over Hannover.

Chelsea was the top-rated team after beating London rival Arsenal 2-0.

Real Madrid was only eight votes behind in second, while Juventus was third after extending its winning start in the Italian league to six matches.


Updated : 2020-12-05 04:11 GMT+08:00