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Division 1, Week 1

Schalke 04 0 - 2 Valencia

Division One League Match, Schalke 04 vs. Valencia (Thu Oct 12)


                           Schalke 04  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 T  |  4-1-1-2-2 A
                         Ian McNamara  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                        T_Courtois GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                     Papakoli_Diop DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                         E_Herbert DF  |  DF D_Criscrito
                           J_Matip DF  |  DF W_A_Glen
                       Seb_Ferrira DF  |  DF E_Johnson
                           Adriano MF  |  DM Saddam_H
                            Rocket MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                          J_Height MF  |  AM Saruman
                            Inacio MF  |  AM J_R_Riquelme
                          N_Nalise FW  |  FW Emerson
                          O_Ighalo FW  |  FW Gil
                                       |
                               Leo SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                        M_Reiziger SUB |  SUB C_Smalling
                           D_Solga SUB |  SUB T_Huddlestone
                         G_Zelalem SUB |  SUB R_Chamgerlain
                         G_Neutral SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 1  :(vla) Emerson takes possession
          ...  Inacio with an ugly foul
          ...  C_Cakir gave him a strong warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  D_Criscrito swings it in
          ...  W_A_Glen gets on the end of it
          ...  W_A_Glen has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 1  :(vla) Gil with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows J_Matip a clean set of heals
          ...  Gil drives it low !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 3  :(shk) Rocket with the nod to O_Ighalo
          ...  D_Criscrito robs him of the ball
Min. 7  :(shk) Adriano with the mazy run
          ...  E_Johnson plays it back
          ...  Kamikaze slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Papakoli_Diop floats the ball in!
          ...  Kamikaze easily catches it!
Min. 8  :(vla) P_Senderos has it now
          ...  He takes on Inacio
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Saruman!
          ...  Saruman hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  T_Courtois tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saddam_H plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It comes to E_Johnson
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It floats over T_Courtois
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 9  :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa controls it with ease
          ...  E_Herbert wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 13 :(vla) D_Criscrito with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from J_Matip
          ...  D_Criscrito belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  T_Courtois is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  T_Courtois looks very relieved!
Min. 18 :(vla) D_Criscrito could get a shot on goal here
          ...  Papakoli_Diop takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  C_Cakir signals that it is indirect
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to Emerson instead
          ...  A wicked drive by Emerson !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa drives it into the box!
          ...  Seb_Ferrira clears the danger
Min. 19 :(shk) E_Herbert is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Adriano latches onto the ball
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by D_Criscrito
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Rocket floats the ball in!
          ...  Kamikaze makes the catch!
Min. 19 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Papakoli_Diop
          ...  He puts in Saruman!
          ...  E_Herbert plays it back
          ...  T_Courtois slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by D_Criscrito!
          ...  T_Courtois fists it away!
Min. 20 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  N_Nalise stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
Min. 21 :(shk) Adriano with a 40-yard pass to J_Matip
          ...  W_A_Glen wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 23 :(vla) Gil takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  Papakoli_Diop with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  That's his second ! Sent off !
          ...  He is furious with the referee!
          ...  But his players drag him off!
Min. 25 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme picks up the pass
          ...  Inacio with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  C_Cakir calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa swings it in
          ...  Emerson takes control of it!
          ...  Emerson drives it low !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  T_Courtois saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Emerson chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  T_Courtois catches it!
Min. 27 :(vla) Saruman looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Saddam_H
          ...  Saddam_H goes for goal !
          ...  T_Courtois makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 28 :(vla) Emerson loses Adriano
          ...  Emerson with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But he puts it wide
Min. 32 :(vla) E_Johnson spots Emerson who is in acres of space
          ...  Emerson aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 34 :(vla) D_Criscrito backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of it
          ...  Emerson with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 36 :(shk) Seb_Ferrira with an inch perfect pass to Inacio
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Saddam_H
Min. 36 :(vla) Emerson beats E_Herbert
          ...  Emerson with his head down lets it go !
          ...  T_Courtois parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  And Valencia are leading in the game now
          ...  Schalke 04 0-1 Valencia ...
Min. 38 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Gil
          ...  Gil hits the ball first time!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  T_Courtois is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It comes to Saddam_H
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  T_Courtois falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 40 :(shk) O_Ighalo runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  D_Criscrito fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Andie Glen looks relieved
          ...  Ian McNamara is far from happy with that decision
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(vla) Saruman beats Seb_Ferrira
          ...  But E_Herbert barges him off the ball
Min. 48 :(vla) P_Senderos takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Emerson
          ...  Emerson from 20 yards !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  T_Courtois saves it !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa gets his head on it
          ...  T_Courtois makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 48 :(shk) Rocket has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  O_Ighalo collects the loose ball!
          ...  P_Senderos had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Schalke 04 0-1 Valencia

Min. 46 :(vla) Saruman with an inch perfect pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson swings in the shot!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 48 :(vla) D_Criscrito with a 40-yard pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with a thundering volley!
          ...  T_Courtois won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 49 :(shk) J_Height with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  E_Herbert gets on the end of the pass
          ...  E_Herbert looks to see where Kamikaze is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adriano crosses it in!
          ...  Kamikaze comes out and claims it!
Min. 49 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme flicks it past Seb_Ferrira
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Seb_Ferrira goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 50 :(vla) Gil with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows J_Matip a clean set of heals
          ...  A cheeky lob from Gil !
          ...  But T_Courtois punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 52 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa takes advantage of a mistake by J_Matip
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa attempts a lob!
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 54 :(vla) Saruman jumps over N_Nalise's challenge
          ...  J_Matip seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 55 :(vla) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  C_Smalling will come on for P_Senderos and play DF
Min. 55 :(vla) Curled in dangerously from Saddam_H to Saruman
          ...  Saruman looks to see where T_Courtois is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 56 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme cuts the ball back to E_Johnson
          ...  From long range E_Johnson bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  T_Courtois parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 57 :(vla) E_Johnson jumps over Seb_Ferrira's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  E_Johnson sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 59 :(vla) Emerson nutmegs E_Herbert, he continues to run forward
          ...  Emerson with the cheeky shot!
          ...  T_Courtois makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 60 :(shk) Rocket with the through ball to N_Nalise
          ...  D_Criscrito wins the ball
Min. 63 :(shk) J_Height brings it under control
          ...  He takes on E_Johnson
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in N_Nalise!
          ...  Cleaned up by Saddam_H
Min. 63 :(vla) Emerson knocks the ball past the lunge of J_Matip
          ...  Emerson with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But T_Courtois punches it away
Min. 64 :(vla) Saddam_H sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Saddam_H flings a shot at goal !
          ...  What agility from T_Courtois
Min. 67 :(shk) J_Height picks out Inacio with the cross
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by C_Smalling
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 67 :(vla) Emerson with the dribble
          ...  Emerson has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  T_Courtois watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 69 :(vla) C_Smalling sidesteps E_Herbert
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  C_Smalling hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  T_Courtois just watches float over the bar!
Min. 70 :(vla) R_Chamgerlain comes on for Emerson and takes up a FW role
Min. 70 :(vla) M_Icardi is going to be brought on
          ...  Gil is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 72 :(shk) J_Matip breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  Adriano passes to N_Nalise
          ...  A powerful header from N_Nalise !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 73 :(shk) Inacio brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  O_Ighalo gets on the end of the pass
          ...  O_Ighalo looks to see where Kamikaze is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  The shot slips through Kamikaze's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 74 :(vla) Saruman plays a first time ball through the defence to Saddam_H
          ...  What a shot from Saddam_H !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  T_Courtois gathers it comfortably
Min. 74 :(shk) O_Ighalo breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  Saddam_H brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  C_Cakir reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  J_Height swings it in
          ...  Inacio gets on the end of it
          ...  Inacio with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It's beaten Kamikaze
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 75 :(vla) Saddam_H takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to W_A_Glen
          ...  W_A_Glen tries to beat T_Courtois from outside the area!
          ...  T_Courtois is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And T_Courtois reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Johnson chips the ball into the area!
          ...  T_Courtois reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 77 :(shk) Rocket slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  A delicate chip from Rocket !
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 77 :(vla) M_Icardi knocks it past J_Matip and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  M_Icardi with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  T_Courtois is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa floats the ball in!
          ...  Rocket clears the corner
Min. 78 :(vla) M_Icardi with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows Seb_Ferrira a clean set of heals
          ...  M_Icardi sees T_Courtois off his line !
          ...  T_Courtois gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 79 :(vla) Saruman leaves O_Ighalo standing
          ...  Saruman tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  T_Courtois gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 80 :(vla) M_Icardi moves forward
          ...  M_Icardi aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  T_Courtois won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-2 Valencia ...
Min. 81 :(vla) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Valencia will now be playing C
Min. 81 :(vla) Saddam_H brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Seb_Ferrira
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in N_Ben_Khalifa!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa has a go!
          ...  But T_Courtois dives to his left
          ...  I think T_Courtois just got a hand on that one
          ...  C_Cakir has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 83 :(vla) Saddam_H looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Icardi
          ...  M_Icardi with the header !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 84 :(vla) Saruman nutmegs J_Matip, he continues to run forward
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from E_Herbert
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 87 :(vla) Saddam_H is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  R_Chamgerlain latches onto the end of it
          ...  Inacio with the block
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(shk) Adriano hoofs it up field to find N_Nalise
          ...  A delicate header from N_Nalise !
          ...  Kamikaze with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 91 :(vla) D_Criscrito crosses to Saddam_H
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  Saddam_H picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with T_Courtois
          ...  He tries to slide it past T_Courtois
          ...  T_Courtois smothers the ball !!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Veltins Arena
Attendance           : 77,000
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : T_Courtois
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Papakoli_Diop (23)
Booked               : Inacio (25)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : Saddam_H (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Emerson (36), M_Icardi (80)
Sent Off             : J_R_Riquelme (72)
Booked               : Saddam_H (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Schalke 04   |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       37
Off target           :           5        |       21
On target            :           1        |       16
Possession           :          20        |       80
Corners              :           3        |       8
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       5
Key Tackles          :           7        |       8
Key Passes           :          10        |       17
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Final Score          : Schalke 04 0 - 2 Valencia
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Player Statistics - Schalke 04
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Courtois     GK  27   1   2   3  22 |  97  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
Papakoli_Diop  DF   2  25  16   8  24 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
E_Herbert      DF   1  25   7  11  41 |  97   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10   1
J_Matip        DF   3  25   8   7  10 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Seb_Ferrira    DF   2  24   8   9  20 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  24  12  43 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
Rocket         MF   2  10  24  10  33 |  97   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   1
J_Height       MF   3  14  23   7  22 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20  10 -20
Inacio         MF   2  13  23  12  22 |  97   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8  -1
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Leo            GK  27   2   2   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Reiziger     DF   2  23   6   6  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Solga        DF   2   9  23  10  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Zelalem      MF   2   6  23  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Neutral      FW   1   7   7  23  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |  97   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  59   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Criscrito    DF   2  29  11   7  27 |  97   0   3   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  30   1
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  20  26
E_Johnson      DF   1  28   8   6  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  80  30  27
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  24  27 |  97   0   2   5   0   5   0   1   0   0  38  48  19
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  97   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
Saruman        AM   2   7  27  24  30 |  97   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30   7
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  76   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  74   0   0   0   0  12   1   0   0   0   0   0  57
Gil            FW   3   6   8  23  12 |  74   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  28   8   6  29 |  38   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  23   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  33
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