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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Sunderland 1 - 1 Aston Villa

Elite FA Cup Qualifiers 1st Leg, Sunderland vs. Aston Villa (Sun Apr 22)


                           Sunderland  |  Aston Villa
                              4-3-3 C  |  4-4-2 E
                         John Gemmell  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                       N_Cambiasso GK  |  GK Dino_Zoff
                         B_Weinman DF  |  DF D_E_Boyata
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                        E_Richards DF  |  DF Chellini
                          D_Aitken DF  |  DF K_Wemberg
                           N_Sahin MF  |  MF Draxler
                        M_V_Bommel MF  |  MF G_Driver
                           M_Woods MF  |  MF C_Ronaldo
                        Christinoa FW  |  MF B_Charlton
                         R_M_Perry FW  |  FW E_Stranger
                         B_McBride FW  |  FW A_Arshavin
                                       |
                            L_Camp SUB |  SUB F_Eggington
                          A_Brehme SUB |  SUB Daniel_Agger
                         P_Dummett SUB |  SUB Raul
                            D_Zoff SUB |  SUB M_Ritchie
                        A_Akinbiyi SUB |  SUB Del_Vecchio

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(asv) Chellini flicks it over A_Cissokho and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  E_Richards is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  B_Kuipers ignores the protests for a card
          ...  John Gemmell looks relieved
Min. 1  :(asv) G_Driver runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger attempts to nutmeg N_Cambiasso!
          ...  The shot slips through N_Cambiasso's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 2  :(sun) D_Aitken pulls it back to E_Richards
          ...  E_Richards shapes up for a shot!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 2  :(asv) C_Ronaldo gets possession in his own half
          ...  C_Ronaldo tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  N_Cambiasso gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That puts Aston Villa ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 3  :(sun) Sunderland made the switch to a A strategy
Min. 4  :(asv) Draxler gets to the by line and finds A_Arrondel with a beautiful cross
          ...  A wicked drive by A_Arrondel !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Draxler lofts the ball in!
          ...  C_Ronaldo with the header
          ...  N_Cambiasso heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 6  :(sun) M_V_Bommel lays the ball back to N_Sahin
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from K_Wemberg
Min. 13 :(sun) M_Woods plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Christinoa decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  Christinoa with a powerful downward header!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  Dino_Zoff tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods plays it towards the near post!
          ...  D_E_Boyata reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 15 :(asv) C_Ronaldo with a measured pass to A_Arshavin
          ...  M_Woods gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 16 :(sun) Christinoa takes advantage of a mistake by Chellini
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A thundering drive by Christinoa !
          ...  Dino_Zoff parries it
Min. 16 :(asv) E_Stranger loses E_Richards
          ...  E_Stranger with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But N_Cambiasso makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 17 :(asv) G_Driver looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to C_Ronaldo
          ...  C_Ronaldo aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 18 :(sun) M_Woods brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  N_Sahin gets on the end of the pass
          ...  N_Sahin heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff fists it away
Min. 20 :(sun) N_Sahin looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_M_Perry
          ...  R_M_Perry with a thundering drive!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 22 :(asv) G_Driver is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Arrondel
          ...  A delicate chip from A_Arrondel !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 24 :(sun) N_Sahin has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Chellini
          ...  He puts in M_Woods!
          ...  A_Arrondel reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Cissokho drives it into the box!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily claims the ball!
Min. 27 :(sun) R_M_Perry takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  A_Arrondel takes possession
Min. 28 :(sun) A_Cissokho is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to M_V_Bommel
          ...  D_E_Boyata wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 32 :(sun) D_Aitken drives it forward to E_Richards
          ...  E_Richards goes for goal !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 32 :(asv) K_Wemberg is through on goal
          ...  Christinoa wins the ball well
          ...  B_Kuipers has given a free kick
Min. 32 :(asv) B_Charlton pass splits open the defence and finds Chellini
          ...  E_Richards wins the ball
Min. 34 :(sun) M_V_Bommel brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  A_Cissokho makes himself available
          ...  A_Cissokho shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 35 :(sun) D_Aitken with a first time pass
          ...  R_M_Perry runs onto it!
          ...  R_M_Perry fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 35 :(asv) Draxler looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Driver
          ...  B_McBride fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
Min. 36 :(sun) N_Sahin with a first time pass
          ...  R_M_Perry runs onto it!
          ...  R_M_Perry attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff stops that one easily
Min. 37 :(asv) A_Arrondel floats the ball in to find G_Driver
          ...  B_Weinman gathers up the loose ball
Min. 38 :(sun) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  B_McBride is through!
          ...  D_E_Boyata reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 38 :(asv) B_Charlton controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs D_Aitken
          ...  He puts in E_Stranger!
          ...  Christinoa with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Draxler hoists it forward
          ...  A_Arshavin gets on the end of it
          ...  A_Arshavin has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 39 :(asv) Draxler looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  A_Arshavin receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  A_Arshavin with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 42 :(sun) M_V_Bommel with a 40-yard pass to B_McBride
          ...  B_McBride with a powerful header !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into Dino_Zoff's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 42 :(asv) K_Wemberg with the first time pass to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But N_Cambiasso punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(asv) A_Arshavin runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  E_Richards with a clumsy challenge
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 46 :(sun) N_Sahin knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  N_Sahin with the side footed shot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa

Min. 46 :(sun) M_V_Bommel whips the ball across to B_Weinman
          ...  A powerful shot by B_Weinman !
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He just manages to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_McBride chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Dino_Zoff catches it!
Min. 47 :(sun) B_McBride takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Christinoa
          ...  Christinoa hits the ball first time!
          ...  Dino_Zoff gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 50 :(sun) R_M_Perry breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Dino_Zoff!
          ...  G_Driver brings him down!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  M_Woods shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to R_M_Perry instead
          ...  R_M_Perry curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  Dino_Zoff acrobatically tips it over !!
          ...  Great keeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Sahin chips the ball into the area!
          ...  B_McBride gets something on it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Richards drives it into the box!
          ...  Dino_Zoff easily catches it!
Min. 51 :(asv) Draxler looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to B_Charlton
          ...  A great volley from B_Charlton !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 52 :(asv) B_Charlton picks out Chellini with the cross
          ...  A delicate header from Chellini !
          ...  N_Cambiasso beats the ball away
Min. 55 :(asv) Daniel_Agger is coming on and Chellini is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 55 :(sun) M_V_Bommel runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off K_Wemberg back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  K_Wemberg fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  M_Woods plays it short to Christinoa
          ...  Christinoa hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  Dino_Zoff saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 56 :(sun) M_V_Bommel kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  B_McBride gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Driven towards goal by B_McBride !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 56 :(asv) G_Driver looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  C_Ronaldo receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  C_Ronaldo flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso with the difficult save
Min. 57 :(sun) M_Woods knocks the ball past the lunge of A_Arrondel
          ...  M_Woods drives it towards goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff beats the ball away
Min. 58 :(sun) B_McBride runs with pace at the defence
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Arrondel and it had to be
Min. 58 :(asv) A_Arshavin turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  A cheeky lob from A_Arshavin !
          ...  But N_Cambiasso pulls out a save of the game
Min. 60 :(asv) M_Ritchie will replace B_Charlton and play MF
Min. 60 :(sun) B_Weinman boots it towards M_Woods
          ...  M_Woods looks to see where Dino_Zoff is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 61 :(asv) K_Wemberg passes the ball to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  N_Cambiasso makes a difficult save
Min. 62 :(sun) N_Sahin is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to M_V_Bommel
          ...  M_V_Bommel with a powerful header !
          ...  But Dino_Zoff stops that one easily
Min. 65 :(sun) D_Zoff comes on for N_Sahin and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 65 :(asv) Del_Vecchio is going to be brought on
          ...  E_Stranger is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 65 :(asv) Aston Villa will now play C
Min. 65 :(asv) G_Driver pass splits open the defence and finds A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin with the side footed shot!
          ...  But N_Cambiasso smothers the ball.
Min. 68 :(asv) A_Arshavin with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from A_Cissokho
          ...  A_Arshavin with a bicycle kick !
          ...  N_Cambiasso with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 69 :(sun) M_V_Bommel plays a long ball to B_McBride
          ...  B_McBride with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 70 :(sun) P_Dummett takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace E_Richards as DF
Min. 70 :(sun) A_Akinbiyi is ready to come on to replace B_McBride
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 70 :(asv) Del_Vecchio breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on N_Cambiasso!
          ...  B_Weinman brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 73 :(sun) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  R_M_Perry is through!
          ...  A powerful header from R_M_Perry !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kicks the sponsor hoarding in delight!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Sunderland 1-1 Aston Villa ...
Min. 74 :(asv) Aston Villa are switching their playing style to A
Min. 75 :(asv) M_Ritchie with a first time pass
          ...  A_Arshavin runs onto it!
          ...  But B_Weinman slides in two footed.
          ...  B_Kuipers has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 77 :(sun) Christinoa takes advantage of a mistake by A_Arrondel
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Christinoa runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff is equal to it
Min. 78 :(sun) R_M_Perry beats his marker
          ...  D_E_Boyata plays the back pass
          ...  Dino_Zoff can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  D_Zoff swings a leg at it!
          ...  Dino_Zoff with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 78 :(asv) M_Ritchie gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Del_Vecchio is unmarked
          ...  Del_Vecchio flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  N_Cambiasso with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 79 :(asv) A_Arshavin is first to the loose ball
          ...  A_Arshavin with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  N_Cambiasso fists it away
Min. 84 :(sun) M_V_Bommel takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Christinoa
          ...  The cross hits Christinoa on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 85 :(sun) M_Woods drives it across the face of the goal Christinoa
          ...  A powerful header from Christinoa !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 86 :(asv) Del_Vecchio is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to G_Driver
          ...  Fine tackle by Christinoa
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 87 :(sun) A_Akinbiyi with a clever shimmy
          ...  A_Akinbiyi with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asv) C_Ronaldo with an intelligent ball to D_E_Boyata
          ...  B_Weinman fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 90 :(sun) D_Zoff chips the ball over the defence and finds M_V_Bommel
          ...  But A_Arrondel puts the ball out of play
Min. 92 :(asv) Draxler with a penetrating pass to M_Ritchie
          ...  M_Ritchie with a terrific drive !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stadium Of Light
Attendance           : 75,000
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : R_M_Perry
Scorers              : R_M_Perry (73)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : B_McBride (35), E_Richards (44), B_Weinman (70)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : C_Ronaldo (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : C_Ronaldo (2)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Driver (50), K_Wemberg (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sunderland    |   Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          27        |       20
Off target           :          14        |       6
On target            :          13        |       14
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           6        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       6
Key Tackles          :           5        |       8
Key Passes           :          21        |       19
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Final Score          : Sunderland 1 - 1 Aston Villa
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Player Statistics - Sunderland
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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N_Cambiasso    GK  31   4   1   2  22 |  93  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  26   8  11  30 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  38   8   8
A_Cissokho     DF   2  26  11   6  12 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
E_Richards     DF   2  24  13   5  32 |  71   0   1   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  -2   0
D_Aitken       DF   1  24   9   6  20 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
N_Sahin        MF   2   7  26  17  26 |  66   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  11
M_V_Bommel     MF   1   7  25  17  29 |  93   0   0   7   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  70  10
M_Woods        MF   2  16  25   9  18 |  93   0   1   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  11
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |  93   0   1   0   0   7   0   0   0   0  20   0  43
R_M_Perry      FW   1   8  11  25  30 |  93   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  66
B_McBride      FW   2  10   9  24  17 |  71   0   0   1   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2   8   2
L_Camp         GK  27   3   4   4  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Brehme       DF   1  24   7   8  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Dummett      DF   3  23   9  10  13 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Zoff         MF   2  10  23  11  12 |  27   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
A_Akinbiyi     FW   3   6   9  23  30 |  22   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
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  31   2   2   3  30 |  93  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  27  10   8  11 |  93   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  26   4   7  12 |  93   0   4   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  80  10   2
Chellini       DF   1  25   9   8  11 |  56   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
Draxler        MF   1   8  29   7  31 |  93   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
G_Driver       MF   1  11  28   5  25 |  93   0   0   5   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  48  -2
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  26   8  21 |  93   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  65
B_Charlton     MF   1   8  25   9  30 |  61   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   7  26  20 |  66   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   8   0   0   0   0   0   0  71
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Daniel_Agger   DF   2  23   7   6  31 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Raul           MF   1   8  24  21  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Ritchie      MF   1  12  23   7  23 |  32   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   7  23  20 |  27   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
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