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Salzburg takes another step to title; Marsch wears Black Lives Matter band

Jesse Marsch Black Lives Matter

HARTBERG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 7: headcoach Jesse Marsch of Salzburg during the tipico Bundesliga match between TSV Prolactal Hartberg and FC Red Bull Salzburg at Profertil Arena on June 7, 2020 in Hartberg, Austria. (Photo by Markus Tobisch/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

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Red Bull Salzburg smashed TSV Hartberg 6-0 to increase its table lead on Sunday.

The club got a hat trick from Zambia international Patson Daka in the win, moving American manager Jesse Marsch closer to his first European top flight crown one week after he lifted the Austrian Cup.

Salzburg moves seven points clear of Wolfsberger and eight ahead of LASK Linz, who were docked six points for team training during the pandemic. Wolfsberger and LASK drew Sunday.

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Marsch wore a Black Lives Matter arm band on the sideline, and his team proffered a matching celebration after scoring.

He recently denied reports that Borussia Dortmund sounded him out about replacing Lucien Favre, saying he’s happy in Austria.

Salzburg has eight matches left in its season and is bidding to win its seventh-straight Austrian Bundesliga title.