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Man of the Match: Sergio Aguero
“He was a legend already and that legendary status became bigger tonight,” said Pep.
“I think he is one of he most incredible players I have seen in this league.
“I think he is proud of what he has achieved and we said congratulations in the locker room, because to score this amount of goals as a foreign player and score so many hat-tricks means that for many, many years you have done good things.
“To achieve this, he had to be consistent for many years and this is an incredible compliment for him.
“The most important thing is that he is an incredible person - you cannot score this many goals or break so many records if you are not somebody is happy to be with his team-mates.
“He has to always be fit to be at his best and he sometimes needs a bit of time after he has been injured or in pre-season, but he loves to play football and he is a guy who when he is in the final third always has a goal in his mind.”