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Hyundai A, Saturday, 2 November 2013 - Round 4 - nib Stadium

Time
90.00
Team
Perth Glory FC
Score
1
Team
Sydney FC
Score
0
Perth Glory FC versus Sydney FC
Players McGarry (9min) Goals

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Perth Glory FC vs. Sydney FC

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute Sydney FC: Yellow Card Nick Carle Sydney FC: Yellow Card Vedran Janjetovic
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute Perth Glory FC: Penalty Goal Steven McGarry
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Perth Glory FC: Yellow Card Matthew Davies
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute Perth Glory FC: Yellow Card Scott Jamieson
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute
  41. 41 minute
  42. 42 minute
  43. 43 minute
  44. 44 minute
  45. HT Half time

Perth Glory FC vs. Sydney FC

Perth Glory FC vs. Sydney FC

  1. 46 minute
  2. 47 minute
  3. 48 minute
  4. 49 minute
  5. 50 minute
  6. 51 minute
  7. 52 minute Perth Glory FC: Yellow Card Steve Pantelidis
  8. 53 minute
  9. 54 minute
  10. 55 minute
  11. 56 minute
  12. 57 minute
  13. 58 minute
  14. 59 minute
  15. 60 minute
  16. 61 minute
  17. 62 minute
  18. 63 minute Sydney FC: Substitution Off Nick Carle Sydney FC: Substitution On Alessandro Del-Piero Sydney FC: Substitution Off Marc Warren Sydney FC: Substitution On Christopher Naumoff
  19. 64 minute Perth Glory FC: Substitution Off Jamie Maclaren Perth Glory FC: Substitution On Cameron Edwards
  20. 65 minute
  21. 66 minute Sydney FC: Substitution Off Joel Chianese Sydney FC: Substitution On Yairo Yau
  22. 67 minute
  23. 68 minute
  24. 69 minute
  25. 70 minute Perth Glory FC: Substitution Off Ryo Nagai Perth Glory FC: Substitution On Shane Smeltz
  26. 71 minute Perth Glory FC: Substitution Off Sidnei Sciola Perth Glory FC: Substitution On Daniel De Silva
  27. 72 minute
  28. 73 minute
  29. 74 minute
  30. 75 minute
  31. 76 minute
  32. 77 minute
  33. 78 minute
  34. 79 minute
  35. 80 minute
  36. 81 minute
  37. 82 minute
  38. 83 minute
  39. 84 minute
  40. 85 minute
  41. 86 minute
  42. 87 minute
  43. 88 minute
  44. 89 minute
  45. FT Full time

Perth Glory FC vs. Sydney FC

Statistics

Match Statistics
Perth Glory FCSydney FC

1 Danny Vukovic

20 Vedran Janjetovic

Yellow Card
1

4 Ryan Edwards

2 Sebastian Ryall

5 Steve Pantelidis

Yellow Card
1

3 Marc Warren

Substitution Off
1

7 Jacob Burns

6 Nikola Petkovic

8 Ryo Nagai

Substitution Off
1

7 Brett Emerton

10 Jamie Maclaren

Substitution Off
1

11 Richard Garcia

14 Steven McGarry

Penalty Goal
1

13 Tiago Calvano

16 Sidnei Sciola

Substitution Off
1

16 Joel Chianese

Substitution Off
1

21 Scott Jamieson

Yellow Card
1

19 Nick Carle

Yellow Card
1
Substitution Off
1

23 Michael Thwaite

22 Ali Abbas

24 Matthew Davies

Yellow Card
1

28 Matt Thompson

Match Statistics
Perth Glory FC Substitutions Sydney FC Substitutions

18 Jack Duncan

1 Ivan Necevski

3 Brandon O'Neill

5 Matthew Jurman

6 Cameron Edwards

Substitution On
1

10 Alessandro Del-Piero

Substitution On
1

9 Shane Smeltz

Substitution On
1

21 Yairo Yau

Substitution On
1

20 Daniel De Silva

Substitution On
1

27 Christopher Naumoff

Substitution On
1

Perth Glory FC vs Sydney FC

  • Possession

    Perth Glory FC 50%
    50% 50%
    Sydney FC 50%
  • Shots on goal

    Perth Glory FC 4
    36% 64%
    Sydney FC 7
  • Corners

    Perth Glory FC 1
    11% 89%
    Sydney FC 8
  • Crosses

    Perth Glory FC 13
    34% 66%
    Sydney FC 25
  • Tackles

    Perth Glory FC 27
    60% 40%
    Sydney FC 18
  • Effective tackles

    Perth Glory FC 75%
    48% 52%
    Sydney FC 82%
  • Passes complete

    Perth Glory FC 230
    43% 57%
    Sydney FC 299
  • Passing accuracy

    Perth Glory FC 74%
    49% 51%
    Sydney FC 78%
  • Fouls conceded

    Perth Glory FC 15
    56% 44%
    Sydney FC 12
  • Yellow cards

    Perth Glory FC 3
    60% 40%
    Sydney FC 2
  • Red cards

    Perth Glory FC 0
    50% 50%
    Sydney FC 0
  • Goal keeper saves

    Perth Glory FC 7
    78% 22%
    Sydney FC 2
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    Perth Glory FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Danny Vukovic GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Ryan Edwards CMF 90 90 0 1 0 3 0 19 0
    Steve Pantelidis CD 90 90 0 4 0 0 1 23 1
    Jacob Burns CMF 90 90 1 2 0 0 3 39 0
    Ryo Nagai STR 69 69 1 0 0 1 5 4 0
    Jamie Maclaren STR 63 63 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
    Steven McGarry STR 90 90 1 1 0 2 4 32 0
    Sidnei Sciola STR 70 70 1 0 0 2 0 14 1
    Scott Jamieson CD 90 90 0 1 1 3 2 24 0
    Michael Thwaite CD 90 90 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
    Matthew Davies CMF 90 90 0 3 0 1 7 22 0
    Jack Duncan GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Brandon O'Neill CMF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Edwards CMF 30 30 0 0 0 0 1 14 0
    Shane Smeltz STR 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    Daniel De Silva STR 24 24 0 2 0 0 3 3 1
    Sydney FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Vedran Janjetovic GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Sebastian Ryall CD 90 90 0 2 0 1 2 20 0
    Marc Warren CD 62 62 1 2 0 1 1 34 0
    Nikola Petkovic CD 90 90 0 0 0 0 1 28 0
    Brett Emerton CMF 90 90 1 0 0 5 4 30 0
    Richard Garcia CMF 90 90 0 2 0 1 0 16 0
    Tiago Calvano CD 90 90 0 0 0 0 1 35 0
    Joel Chianese CMF 65 65 1 1 0 0 1 14 0
    Nick Carle CMF 62 62 2 3 1 0 3 28 0
    Ali Abbas CMF 90 90 0 2 6 9 4 35 0
    Matt Thompson CMF 90 90 0 0 0 2 0 35 0
    Ivan Necevski GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Jurman CD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Alessandro Del-Piero STR 32 32 0 0 1 0 0 11 0
    Yairo Yau STR 29 29 2 0 0 3 1 4 1
    Christopher Naumoff CMF 31 31 0 0 0 2 0 6 0

    Latest Comments

    • Last nights game was a cracker with quality end to end stuff. Right now not sure how to describe this game but neither side will trouble the finals series ATM.

      footballmanager | November 02, 2013, 7:04PM
    • Not really a football aficionado (more Rugby), but am I glad that I live in Western Sydney.

      TwoBlue | November 02, 2013, 7:34PM
    • @footballmanager. What exactly were you expecting from the squad he had at his disposal? I suppose because we were playing the likes of Oman, Jordan, & Iraq it should have been a lay down misere ...

      Col Curran | November 04, 2013, 1:46AM
    • Holger wasn't sacked because we lost to Brasił and France. Those losses were only the icing òn the cake. It was all the other dour, pathetic games where we sneaked a goal here or there ...

      footballmanager | November 02, 2013, 10:49PM
    • I could not agree more ... did Farina pick the players, who picked France and Brazil? I would have thought that he should have been allowed to coach against Canada too. There are a lot of good things ...

      ET | November 02, 2013, 8:48PM

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    Top Players

    Shots on Goal
    Player name Nick Carle 2
    Corners
    Player name Ali Abbas 6
    Tackles
    Player name Matthew Davies 7
    Passes
    Player name Jacob Burns 39

    Match Details

    Start time:
    5:30pm
    Weather:
    Warm
    Surface:
    Good
    Referee:
    Ben Williams
    Officials:
    Michael Jasinksi, Tim Mihevc
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    Live: Perth Glory v Sydney FC

    Date

    Ashley Gray

    Live coverage as Sydney FC travel to Perth looking to get their season back on track.

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    A dour victory for Glory that could spell the end of Frank Farina's reign as Sydney FC coach. You couldn't say the men in purple were ever really on fire but their defence was too tight for Sydney's sputtering attack. Vukovic was excellent in goal for the Glory, while captain Burns and Jamieson were solid at the back. The Glory goal was controversial but Sydney FC did little to suggest they would have won if it hadn't been awarded. Del Piero added spark when he came on, but there is something missing up front for the light blues. They can't convert their chances, despite Abbas showing great speed and skill throughout the match. All up, a grim but professional win for Perth.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    91st minute

    Sydney FC are prone to getting caught on the counter at the moment, but a two-nil loss could be fatal to their coach's tenure. A tense injury time if ever there was. ADP is trying every trick in the book but often the Sydney FC players can't quite grasp what his ultimate vision is. And there's a 30m hoof from Emerton that ends up in Vukovic's hands. It was real hit and hope stuff.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC

     

    85th minute:

    Sydney FC go close twice. ADP chips into the box for Tiago, whose free header deflects way over the crossbar. And now Thompson shoots forcefully but Vukovic dives to his right to execute a fine lowdown save. Glory holding out but Sydney throwing everything at them. But here come the Gory on the counter. Smeltz goes close with an outstretched lunge that propells the ball over the bar - just.

     Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

     

    77th minute:

    ADP is beginning to control the midfield and the Sydney attack is regaining some momentum. Ryall and Thompson are working better up front now, but Jamieson in particular is a rock at the back for Glory.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    The puff seems to have gone out of the Sydney FC attack. Abbas crossed into the box but there was no one in a light blue shirt to contest the ball. Meanwhile Emerton tries a piledriver from 25 yards. It ends up in the stands. A desperation shot really.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

     

    71st minute:

    Shane Smeltz, who scored the winner in the last encounter between these two sides, is now on for Glory. He could be a gamechanger. ADP is not having a great effect on Sydney FC just yet. Can someone ignite this second half?

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

     

    67th minute:

    Glory goes close. McGarry found himself in space 20 yards out, but couldn't curl the ball into the far corner. 

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    64th minute:

    ADP is on for Marc Warren. Telling stat: Sydney concede a goal every 26 minutes when ADP's not on the park, but every 60 minutes when he is. Let's see what he can do. 

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    61st minute:

    Have Glory shut up shop? They haven't forced the issue at all this half - except for some counter attacking. That said, Janjetovic has just saved well at close range from Nagal. Good signs for the Glory.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0


    58th minute:

    You'd have to say Sydney FC are on top so far this half - but their execution in the 18 has not been good. Vukovic is very solid as the Glory gatekeeper, and the light blues will have to do a lot better if they're to get one past him.

    Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    54th minute:

    Sydney FC have looked stronger with Emerton on the pitch from the get-go. And there's Garcia heading over the bar, after a lovely cross from Abbas. He couldn't quite get over the ball - if he had, it would have been the equaliser.

     Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    53rd minute:

    Del Piero is warming up on the sideline - Sydney FC fans will be hoping he comes on soon. Pantelidis cops a yellow card for a dangerous challenge. The free kick - 35m out finds the head of Brett Emerton, whose effort is on target but easily captured by the keeper.  

    Perth 1 Sydney FC 0

    Glory kick off. Despite being a goal down, Sydney FC have looked very determined to equalise. Nick Carle is looking very good for the light blues - his full skill set has been on display this afternoon. An even start to the second stanza. Lots of midfield hustle and bustle but no goal opportunities so far.

     Glory 1 Sydney FC 0

    HALFTIME: So, it's one-nil to Perth here after 45 minutes, with the Glory going ahead through a penalty from Steven McGarry which should never have been. Ryo Nagai was offside when the cross came in. By some distance. He was fouled by Janjetovic, but play should have been stopped for the initial offside. 

    It's been a physical and entertaining encounter, with most of the chances coming on the counter from Perth. Sydney will need to work on their marking and tracking back to stay in this one long enough to make any of their chances count.

    Sidnei looks likely for Glory, but needs to trust both feet and make decisions quickly. He is not Cristiano Ronaldo by any means, but a handy man down the flank nonetheless. 

    Plenty of work to do for Sydney, who have enjoyed more possession than the home team, but as we have seen this season, possession counts for very little in the A-League.

    Join us shortly for the second half. 

    We just have time for a freekick for Perth, which is swung in dangerously. It's messy, and the ref blows for a high boot from Thwaite. And that's that for the first half.

    So, about a minute to go here in the first half. Perth have a free kick, centrefield about 45 yards out. They play it backwards, happy to keep the ball and get into the sheds. It goes all the way back to the keeper. Perth bring it back, and Sidnei gets the crowd oohing as he winds up for a shot, which is blocked. 

    Edwards makes a driving run in behind the FC defence, but he doesn't trust his left, cuts inside and is tackled in the box. Wasteful.

    Abbas is ok to continue. Nikola Petkovic hits it straight into the wall. he could not have found a meatier part of that wall to hit to be honest.

    And now Abbas has gone down needing attention. We'll go back for the first foul by McGarry on Emerton on the edge of the box. Sydney have had plenty of free kicks, but they have all been toothless to date.

    So, ten minutes until halftime here, and Sydney are on the attack. It's a bit haphazard, but I get the impression that a goal would do wonders for their confidence right now. It'll be a tough dressing room if they go in 1-0 down at halftime. In good news for FC fans, the way Perth are tackling, they won't finish this game with 11 men.

    Great break from Sydney FC, Jamieson finds Emerton, who puts in a tempting cross to Abbas at the far post, but he heads over. Lightning counter there from Sydney, but no end product. They will have chances here. So far it's been a game of counters and set pieces. And unfortunately, refereeing decisions. PERTH 1 SYDNEY 0

    Sidnei has made a nuisance of himself down both flanks. He does like to hold the ball up a little too long though rather than pick out the cross, but he could be a handy player for Glory as the season goes on - he was excellent last week.

    Decent training ground set piece from Perth, who dummy the ball into the box, and roll it back for Jacob Burns. He hits it low and hard, but there is too much traffic and Sydney clear. Horrible, horrible marking from Sydney FC, who left McGarry and Burns unmarked on the edge of the box. Completely. They had plenty of time to set up, and it was glaring. Wowsers.

    Marc Warren puts in a bodycheck on Sidnei on the edge of the FC box. Now Perth have a similar dangerous set piece. Can they make it count?

    Thwaite hits it straight to a purple shirt. Perth break at speed, and McClaren heads wide. Perth look dangerous with Vukovic launching those quick counters up the pitch. The longer the away side are down here, the more vulnerable they will be to that kind of attack.

    OOOF. Richard garcia just got absolutely munched by Davies down by the left corner flag. Horrible challenge, and it earns the Perth youngster a yellow. Great attacking opportunity here for Sydney FC. Set pieces are their best chance at the moment.

    Marc Warren almost beats Vukovic with a wayward cross/shot. Vukovic backpeddles and puts it safely over. Sydney have now almost scored from a corner and a mishit cross. They are due a bit of luck. Expect a big deflection in their favour to seal a brave 2-1 come-from-behind win. You heard it here first.

    That's better from Sydney. Carle puts his foot through the ball and hits across the leather to Vukovic's right hand post.

    He does well to get down and palm it away for a corner, but it looks as if it was missing slightly.

    A decent corner is headed out, and Chianese hits it first time from the edge of the box. Straight at Vukovic. More promising signs here for away fans.

    Nicky Carle is lying pretty deep this afternoon, with Emerton driving forward. I'd expect them to interchange, especially if they aren't making inroads. 

    Sydney FC waste a free-kick on halfway after Richard Garcia is cleaned up. It's taken quickly, and straight to a purple shirt. Sydney FC have lost the purpose they began with. Emerton needs to get their heads up quickly.

    Plenty of heat on Twitter about the missed offside (possibly two) in the lead-up to the penalty. And also the yellow card decision - last defender - surely it's a red or nothing and no penalty?

    Here is one of the cleaner ones:

     

    Great covering back from Nicky Carle. Vukovic finds Sidnei all on his own down the right flank, with McClaren screaming for it in the centre. Carle tracked back, and made the challenge as Sidnei tried to jink into the box. Crucial tackle. PERTH 1 SYDNEY 0

    GOAL: Oh dear, FC fans. Steven McGarry has made it one-nil with a lovely pen to the bottom right corner, sending Janjetovic the wrong way. That's a tough break, the Sky Blues were just getting some momentum going.

    PENALTY TO PERTH! Ryo Nagai is offside as the ball comes in on the counter, and Janjetovic cleans him up. He gets a yellow, but is lucky to say on. Definite pen for the contact, but regardless, it was offside. Sydney will feel very hard done by.

    SAVE! Vukovic palms an inswinging corner over the bar. Sharp reaction that. Almost a dream start for the Sky Blues.

    Nice link up play between Emerton, Ryall and Chainese sees Sydney triangulate their way down the right flank. Perth were left flat-footed by the quick one-touch play and clear the ball for a corner. 

    Great skills from Scott Jamieson down the left flank to beat his man. Bright start from the home side. The Sky Blues counter, and will have a free kick about 40 yards out on the left after a foul on Ali Abbas.

    And we're off. Sydney FC kick-off, playing from right to left at a sunny nib Stadium. Brett Emerton, making his 50th A-League appearance today, looks to get stuck in early. He looks pumped and keen on grabbing the Sky Blues' season by the scruff of its neck before things get really serious for the away side.

    Gday and welcome to our live coverage of the round four clash between Perth Glory and Sydney FC, live from the West Coast. There's plenty riding on this game for Sydney FC and their under-pressure manager Frank Farina.

    Perth are looking for a club record three consecutive clean sheets, and could jump up to second in the table for a few hours at least. Shane Smeltz is back from injury, and will come on from the bench, while Alessandro Del Piero may get a few minutes in the closing stages. 

    Match details

    NIB Stadium, Perth

    Kick-off 5.30pm, Sydney time

    Referee Ben Williams

    TV 5pm, Fox Sports 1HD

    Radio 702 ABC Sydney

    Twitter #PERvSYD

    Five to watch

    1. Ali Abbas (Sydney)

    Arguably Sydney's best player from their first three matches, Abbas was scarcely expected to feature this season. He will want to keep firing now Yairo Yau is available for selection.

    2. Jamie Maclaren (Perth)

    Came through the ranks at Blackburn Rovers youth academy but chose to come home this season to Perth, where's he's made an instant impression.

    3. Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney)

    Having conceded six goals in the past two games, Janjetovic needs to respond with a big performance between the sticks - not that he's always been to blame.

    4. Shane Smeltz (Perth)

    Returns after missing the first three weeks, and has been pegged for a spot on the bench. Despite lacking match fitness, he's such a sharp finisher that he can't be ignored.

    5. Seb Ryall (Sydney)

    Needs to produce after two substandard displays. Must marshal his defence with greater authority.

    The key clash

    Jacob Burns v Nicky Carle

    Burns is both the Glory's enforcer and first line of attack - he's not just about studs and elbows as most think. He will still give Carle a torrid time, however, and the Sydney star needs to keep his cool. He might provide the spark the visitors need.

    In the dugout

    Frank Farina (Sydney)

    Huge pressure is starting to mount on Farina, and if he loses this, next week is going to be hellish for the former Socceroos boss.

     

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    • Frank needs to be sacked that is the way it's done in Australia. I just want to see Ange Postecoglou take on Brazil in Brazil and France in France so he can be sacked as well. I mean if it's fair that Holger Osieck took them on then it's only fair that Postecoglou is judged by the same yardstick. Sack Frank now, it's all his faulty that his squad isn't up to it. Poor ADP playing with these losers. Sydney made a great buy when they got ADP but you need more than one player to make a team and Sydney just doesn't cut it when it comes to player acquisitions.

      Commenter
      Jim Cacciola
      Location
      Setmour Shaw
      Date and time
      November 02, 2013, 8:15PM
      • I could not agree more ... did Farina pick the players, who picked France and Brazil? I would have thought that he should have been allowed to coach against Canada too. There are a lot of good things Lowy did, sacking Osieck was plain stupid ...

        Commenter
        ET
        Location
        Lakesland
        Date and time
        November 02, 2013, 8:48PM
      • Holger wasn't sacked because we lost to Brasił and France. Those losses were only the icing òn the cake. It was all the other dour, pathetic games where we sneaked a goal here or there and just managed to qualify. It was a miserable WC campaign you must surely agree.

        Commenter
        footballmanager
        Location
        Date and time
        November 02, 2013, 10:49PM
      • @footballmanager. What exactly were you expecting from the squad he had at his disposal? I suppose because we were playing the likes of Oman, Jordan, & Iraq it should have been a lay down misere that we won 3 and 4-0 every time. What you don't take into consideration is that these countries have improved and we haven't, and Holger Osieck was scapegoated because he didn't have the player pool to draw on. How are our u17 and u20 teams going since Les Scheinflug has left? Facts are that Holger Osieck was told to qualify not blood players and then miss out. We are lucky to be going to the world cup 2014 and enjoy it whilst you can because over the next 8 years we won't make it, there are no more Bresciano's Viduka's Kewell's Cahill's that I've seen a,d the Dutch experiment is a miserable failure and those responsible for its implementation on the back of Guus Hiddink euphoria should be sacked. Guus Hiddink's legacy, what is it?

        Commenter
        Col Curran
        Location
        Sydney Sportsground
        Date and time
        November 04, 2013, 1:46AM
    • Not really a football aficionado (more Rugby), but am I glad that I live in Western Sydney.

      Commenter
      TwoBlue
      Location
      Parramatta
      Date and time
      November 02, 2013, 7:34PM
    • Last nights game was a cracker with quality end to end stuff. Right now not sure how to describe this game but neither side will trouble the finals series ATM.

      Commenter
      footballmanager
      Location
      Date and time
      November 02, 2013, 7:04PM

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