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Elite League, Week 2

FC Porto 1 - 2 Marseille

Elite League Match, FC Porto vs. Marseille (Sun May 12)


                             FC Porto  |  Marseille
                              4-3-3 A  |  4-3-1-2 A
                   Roberto Ciccotelli  |  Daniel Perry
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff GK  |  GK R_Higuita
                           C_Obasi DF  |  DF L_Koscielny
                              Maxi DF  |  DF J_Pedro
                          T_Stavos DF  |  DF B_Hangeland
                           L_Jones DF  |  DF A_Valencia
                         D_Pereira MF  |  MF I_Perisic
                        M_Politano MF  |  MF M_Dickinson
                          G_Fofana MF  |  MF N_Kante
                          J_Garner FW  |  AM Y_Sankhare
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW Z_Zidane
                     R_Chamgerlain FW  |  FW Sheringham
                                       |
                       B_Trautmann SUB |  SUB S_Mielitz
                            T_Haas SUB |  SUB J_Paintsil
                           R_Neves SUB |  SUB P_Viera
                         F_Alvares SUB |  SUB J_Chimp
                           G_Mixon SUB |  SUB A_Douglas

Referee: M_Atkinson (England)


Min. 1  :(msl) Sheringham steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  A delicate chip from Sheringham !
          ...  What agility from Dino_Zoff
Min. 3  :(msl) I_Perisic with a measured pass to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane aims for the top right corner !
          ...  The shot slips through Dino_Zoff's hands
          ...  But Dino_Zoff recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 4  :(msl) Y_Sankhare retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  M_Dickinson latches onto the end of it
          ...  M_Dickinson from 20 yards !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 5  :(fcp) D_Pereira controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs A_Valencia
          ...  He puts in J_Garner!
          ...  Z_Zidane brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 5  :(msl) M_Dickinson plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Sheringham keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  T_Stavos dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 13 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a precise pass to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  R_Higuita collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 14 :(msl) Sheringham with the dribble
          ...  L_Jones is easily beaten
          ...  But C_Obasi puts it in row Z!
Min. 21 :(fcp) D_Pereira kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  R_Chamgerlain gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  M_Atkinson talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  FC Porto have snatched the lead!
          ...  FC Porto 1-0 Marseille ...
Min. 22 :(fcp) T_Stavos sidesteps B_Hangeland
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Stavos goes for goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 23 :(msl) Sheringham kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Y_Sankhare gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Y_Sankhare with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 24 :(msl) I_Perisic cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to J_Pedro
          ...  J_Pedro hits a curling shot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff watches it sail wide!
Min. 28 :(fcp) J_Garner plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  A thundering drive by J_Garner !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Pereira swings it in!
          ...  It comes to Maxi
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  R_Higuita gathers it easily
Min. 29 :(fcp) M_Politano holds the ball up
          ...  He sees A_Langlitz in space!
          ...  Y_Sankhare with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 29 :(msl) I_Perisic leaves Maxi standing
          ...  I_Perisic from 20 yards !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Perisic lofts the ball in!
          ...  Sheringham gets on the end of it
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff was left standing
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  FC Porto 1-1 Marseille ...
Min. 31 :(fcp) T_Stavos brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  J_Garner makes himself available
          ...  J_Garner with a thundering shot!
          ...  R_Higuita takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 33 :(msl) Z_Zidane kills the ball dead
          ...  M_Politano is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  Y_Sankhare plays it short to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Valencia hits it into the box!
          ...  Dino_Zoff reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 33 :(msl) B_Hangeland with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past L_Jones
          ...  He knocks it to Z_Zidane!
          ...  Z_Zidane controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kante chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It comes to B_Hangeland
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  But Dino_Zoff comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 35 :(fcp) D_Pereira spots J_Garner who is in acres of space
          ...  A left-footer by J_Garner !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  R_Higuita is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by M_Politano
          ...  The ball comes to Maxi
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  R_Higuita dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had R_Higuita beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by M_Politano
          ...  J_Pedro reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 37 :(msl) L_Koscielny turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 38 :(fcp) A_Langlitz takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A_Langlitz attempts the shot!
          ...  But R_Higuita dives to his left
          ...  I think R_Higuita just got a hand on that one
          ...  M_Atkinson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 41 :(msl) N_Kante with the header on
          ...  He finds Sheringham in space
          ...  A thundering drive by Sheringham !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  M_Atkinson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a one-touch layoff to A_Langlitz
          ...  A_Langlitz tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 46 :(fcp) C_Obasi knocks it forward
          ...  L_Koscielny slips
          ...  A_Langlitz gets to it!
          ...  J_Pedro with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: FC Porto 1-1 Marseille

Min. 46 :(fcp) The ball is passed in from D_Pereira, he finds R_Chamgerlain
          ...  Z_Zidane goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 46 :(msl) N_Kante with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past M_Politano
          ...  But T_Stavos barges him off the ball
Min. 47 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves N_Kante behind
          ...  R_Chamgerlain tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It floats over R_Higuita
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 47 :(fcp) J_Garner finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  Y_Sankhare goes in studs first
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  M_Politano plays it short to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner with the drive!
          ...  R_Higuita with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 48 :(msl) Z_Zidane beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Z_Zidane shoots towards goal !
          ...  Looks like it should be Dino_Zoff's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 52 :(msl) Y_Sankhare has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past L_Jones
          ...  He knocks it to Z_Zidane!
          ...  L_Jones moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 53 :(fcp) D_Pereira crosses into the box, finding A_Langlitz
          ...  A_Langlitz aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  R_Higuita takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 53 :(msl) Z_Zidane takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Kante lofts the ball in!
          ...  L_Jones clears the danger
Min. 54 :(fcp) D_Pereira skips the challenge from A_Valencia
          ...  Fine tackle by Sheringham
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 59 :(fcp) Maxi finds J_Garner in the box
          ...  J_Garner cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  R_Higuita makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 59 :(fcp) J_Garner spits at B_Hangeland
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 59 :(msl) Curled in dangerously from Y_Sankhare to Z_Zidane
          ...  Z_Zidane tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 64 :(fcp) J_Garner moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Langlitz
          ...  I_Perisic wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 65 :(msl) Marseille will now play E after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 65 :(msl) J_Pedro is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  M_Politano with a superb challenge
          ...  M_Atkinson has given the free kick the other way!
Min. 65 :(msl) J_Pedro uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from J_Pedro !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff has to pick the ball out of the net
          ...  That's given Marseille the lead!
          ...  FC Porto 1-2 Marseille ...
Min. 66 :(fcp) G_Fofana has space to run with the ball
          ...  Sheringham knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But M_Atkinson just turns away!
Min. 66 :(msl) N_Kante with the towering header to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  Dino_Zoff makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 69 :(msl) L_Koscielny pass splits open the defence and finds A_Valencia
          ...  But G_Fofana spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 70 :(msl) N_Kante with a flicked pass to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 70 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a short pass to find L_Jones
          ...  M_Dickinson with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  T_Stavos plays it short to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  A_Valencia reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 71 :(fcp) A_Langlitz wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  R_Higuita gathers it easily
Min. 73 :(fcp) J_Garner breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on R_Higuita!
          ...  L_Koscielny brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 74 :(fcp) M_Politano with an in swinging cross to C_Obasi
          ...  C_Obasi hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  R_Higuita palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Langlitz hits it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of R_Higuita
Min. 74 :(msl) Sheringham is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Y_Sankhare
          ...  A well-placed shot from Y_Sankhare !
          ...  Dino_Zoff falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 75 :(fcp) G_Mixon will replace the useless R_Chamgerlain and will play FW
Min. 75 :(fcp) G_Fofana plays in Maxi with a beautiful ball
          ...  Maxi pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  R_Higuita saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 75 :(msl) Y_Sankhare is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to N_Kante
          ...  Cleared by T_Stavos
Min. 75 :(fcp) Maxi sidesteps Y_Sankhare
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  N_Kante with a clumsy challenge
Min. 76 :(fcp) M_Politano kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  G_Mixon gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Mixon with his head down lets it go !
          ...  R_Higuita makes a difficult save
Min. 76 :(msl) Sheringham gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Z_Zidane is unmarked
          ...  Z_Zidane runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Dino_Zoff grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 77 :(msl) Sheringham takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into A_Valencia
          ...  G_Mixon takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 78 :(fcp) C_Obasi with a slide rule pass to J_Garner
          ...  J_Garner leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  The shot slips through R_Higuita's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 78 :(msl) R_Higuita is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He gets up again
          ...  Looks like a little bit of play acting
Min. 80 :(fcp) R_Neves replaces an unhappy G_Fofana and will play as a MF
Min. 81 :(msl) B_Hangeland looks in some pain
          ...  He'll have to come off
Min. 81 :(msl) J_Paintsil is coming on for B_Hangeland and will play DF
Min. 83 :(msl) P_Viera comes on for M_Dickinson and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 83 :(msl) A_Douglas comes on for Z_Zidane and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 84 :(fcp) The ball is passed in from A_Langlitz, he finds M_Politano
          ...  M_Politano curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(fcp) M_Politano bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But R_Higuita makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 89 :(msl) A_Valencia with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  A_Valencia sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff tips it behind
          ...  M_Atkinson has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 90 :(msl) J_Paintsil with the first time flick to Sheringham
          ...  Sheringham sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 91 :(fcp) D_Pereira with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets on the end of the pass
          ...  An audacious effort from A_Langlitz !
          ...  R_Higuita is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  R_Higuita looks very relieved!

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Estádio do Dragãos
Attendance           : 150,000
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : D_Pereira
Scorers              : R_Chamgerlain (21)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Politano (33)
Injured              : N/A
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Sheringham (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Sheringham (29), J_Pedro (65)
Sent Off             : L_Koscielny (73)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : B_Hangeland (81)
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Match Statistics
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                             FC Porto     |    Marseille
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       22
Off target           :           9        |       8
On target            :          13        |       14
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           4        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       11
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          21        |       18
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Final Score          : FC Porto 1 - 2 Marseille
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Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Dino_Zoff      GK  33   2   2   3  30 |  93  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  29  12   8  39 |  93   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  10
Maxi           DF   1  29   8   8  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  21
T_Stavos       DF   3  28  12   5  10 |  93   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
L_Jones        DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Pereira      MF   3  12  29   7  32 |  93   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0
M_Politano     MF   3   5  29   9  41 |  93   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -1
G_Fofana       MF   1  17  28   7  21 |  81   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  29  11 |  93   0   0   1   0   8   0   0   0   0   0  10  53
A_Langlitz     FW   3   8  11  28  32 |  93   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  22
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  27  20 |  76   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  16
B_Trautmann    GK  29   2   1   2  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Haas         DF   2  25  12   7  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Neves        MF   2   5  29   4  33 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  28   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  28  42 |  17   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0

Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  93  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
L_Koscielny    DF   2  32  11   7  36 |  74   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
J_Pedro        DF   2  31   8   9  33 |  93   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  40   0  36
B_Hangeland    DF   2  30  11   8  32 |  82   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
A_Valencia     DF   2  26   8   8  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  30
I_Perisic      MF   1   9  32   6  11 |  93   0   1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  35  10
M_Dickinson    MF   2  16  31   7  28 |  84   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
N_Kante        MF   3   7  30   7  13 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
Y_Sankhare     AM   3   9  33  12  36 |  93   0   1   4   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  40  11
Z_Zidane       FW   2   9   8  32  34 |  84   0   2   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  40   0  33
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  30  21 |  93   0   2   4   0   8   1   0   0   0  40  40  87
S_Mielitz      GK  27   3   3   3  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  28  13   9  31 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Viera        MF   3  10  30   8  41 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Chimp        MF   3   7  26   5  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Douglas      FW   2   4   5  25  11 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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