Thursday, 2 May 2019

Europa League 2018/19 - Semifinals - Referee Appointments (I)

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following officials to handle the first leg games of 2018/19 Europa League semifinals.
2 May 2019, 21:00 CET - London (Emirates Stadium)
Arsenal FC (ENG) - Valencia CF (ESP)
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Michael Dahrup (DEN)

2 May 2019, 21:00 CET - Frankfurt am Main (Commerzbank-Arena)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) - Chelsea FC (ENG)
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)

96 comments:

  1. Del Cerro Grande path at international level reminds of Velasco Carballo who got very earlier in his career as Elite referee a CL semifinal and then EL final. The Spanish can be really satisfied. Strong name now for EURO 2020, clearly ahead of Gil Manzano. The latter maybe will be kept and will make more experience on the road to Qatar 2022.

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    1. Also, in front of Uilenberg, wow.

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    2. Del Cerro Grande seems to be Rosetti's favorite.

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  2. Makkelie for the EL final?

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  3. For me now it is clear. Rocchi in Liverpool, Cakir in Ajax, EL SFs Makkelie and German, Rocchi EL Final with Turpin reserve, Skomina CL Final.

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    1. Alternative Brych in Liverpool and Zwayer in EL

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    2. I think we won't see a German official in El second leg. Turpin would have been in second leg and Zwayer or Brych in first leg

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    3. Çakır'll in Liverpool.. http://tr.beinsports.com/haber/sampiyonlar-liginde-dev-mac-cuneyt-cakirin

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  4. I feel bad for referees without the VAR experience. First not appointed in UCL because of the lack of VAR experience now in EL semi final the same referees who were appointed before are now appointed again. I know they are the best refs available but I feel other elite referees can get the job done

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    1. Well I have seen moderate and poor performances in the UEL by the referees as Oliver, Hategan, Orsato and Collum. For this reason it's very logical that UEFA appoint their best referees who also performed excellent in UCL.

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    2. They weren't poor in my opinion and the UCL referees if not for VAR they would have made crucial mistakes. Take a look at Mateo Lahoz who failed to send of salah for SFP is rewarded with a CL semi final and happy for him but if English teams where not involved in both EL semi final one of the English men would get an appointment

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  5. Cakir where i am support guneyt cakir he is a very talented referee

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    1. LOL one of the best referees in history you call "talented" :)

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    2. By the way: Is Alberto Monty Python ("bad Busacca", "bad Collina", everyone's bad) not active any more here - I really miss his comments. 😐

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  6. OT:

    U17 Euro, appointments for matches of Friday 3rd May:

    CZECH REPUBLIC-BELGIUM (13:00 CET)

    Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
    AR1: Joaquim Da Silva (LUX)
    AR2: Gylfi Mar Sigurdsson (ISL)
    FO: Paul McLaughlin (IRL)

    NETHERLANDS-SWEDEN (18:00 CET)

    Referee: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
    AR1: Evgeni Romanov (BLR)
    AR2: Jan Hermansen (FRO)
    FO: Iwan Arwel Griffiths (WAL)

    REPUBLIC OF IRELAND-GREECE (20:00 CET)

    Referee: Jørgen Burchardt (DEN)
    AR1: Ilir Tartaraj (ALB)
    AR2: Deniz Sokolov (BUL)
    FO: Petri Viljanen (FIN)

    ENGLAND-FRANCE (20:00 CET)

    Referee: Rade Obrenovic (SVN)
    AR1: Raimonds Tatriks (LVA)
    AR2: Lewiss Edwards (WAL)
    FO: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (FIN)

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  7. King's Cup FINAL

    02/05/2019, 19:30 CET
    At-Ta'awun Buraidah - Al-Ittihad Jiddah
    REF: Néstor Fabián Pitana
    AR1: Hernán Pablo Maidana
    AR2: Juan Pablo Belatti
    4OF: Fernando Gabriel Echenique
    VAR: Anderson Daronco

    Photos:
    https://twitter.com/saudiFF/status/1123655671076016128/photo/1
    https://twitter.com/saudiFF/status/1123655671076016128/photo/2

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  8. Polish Cup FINAL

    02/05/2019, 16:00 CET
    Jagiellonia Białystok - Lechia Gdańsk
    REF: Bartosz Frankowski (2nd Cat)
    AR1: Jakub Winkler (non-FIFA)
    AR2: Adam Kupsik (non-FIFA)
    4OF: Paweł Raczkowski (1st Cat)
    VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (non-FIFA)
    AVAR: Marcin Borkowski (FIFA AR)

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    1. Dutch Cup FINAL
      AJAX - Willem II

      REF: Serdar Gozbuyuk (1st Cat)
      AR1: Charl Schaap (FIFA AR)
      AR2: Jan de Vries (FIFA AR)
      4OF: Allerd Lindhout (non-FIFA)
      VAR: Pol van Boekel (2nd Cat)
      AVAR: Angelo Boonman (non-FIFA)

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  9. OT:

    Interesting videos uploaded by RFEF for Mother's Day, short interviews with the mums of Mateu Lahoz, Undiano Mallenco, Gil Manzano, Estrada Fernández, Prieto Iglesias and Martínez Martínez (a former women's FIFA referee). As lots of people insult their mothers, but almost nobody knows who they are...

    In Spanish:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwy_MtIheTg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4wmH8IH2AI

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  10. Hategan and his regular team will referee tomorow Concordia - Botosani, a low game for me. Maybe he will be at Stanford Bridge next week?

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  11. I'm sorry, but the Romanian team doesn't deserve at all that appointment. Too much mistakes by ARs in Napoli - Arsenal, unacceptable at these levels IMO.

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    1. but Digisport confirmed that Hategan will be at Stanford Bridge. He can't have Arsenal because he ha it in the previous stage, and the only option is Chelsea - Eintracht. https://www.digisport.ro/fotbal/europa-league/ovidiu-hategan-va-arbitra-un-meci-retur-din-semifinalele-europa-league-653155

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  12. https://i.postimg.cc/YqZq95Yh/CORE.jpg
    Italian trio attending UEFA CORE:
    Luca Massimi
    Valerio Colarossi - Marco Bresmes
    At moment they are serie B officials.
    According to some previous sources, also confirmed by people inside AIA, Antonio Giua (the most perspective referee we have) was planned for attending CORE, but then I think something happened and Massimi replaced him.

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    1. Thanks for this info.

      I watched Antonio Giua handle the Juventus - Frosinone game earlier this season, you can find highlights in the link below.

      https://streamable.com/2zvk6

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    2. Antonio Giua (11/03/1988)
      Luca Massimi (23/11/1988)

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    3. thanks. what about Valerio Colarossi - Marco Bresmes

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    4. thanks. what about Valerio Colarossi - Marco Bresmes

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  13. Turpin with a very challenging game. A penalty appeal by Arsenal... and now a possible missed RC for Arsenal.

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    1. Should have been a YC at least. Sorry, leniency and match management is one thing, but letting such tackles go early in the match.... not a fan of it.

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  14. First YC by del Cerro was a possible RC for SFP as well.

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    1. Quite dangerous, but also quite unusual to see a RC for such a tackling.

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  15. Yellow still ok, but near boarderline

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  16. Possible but not mandatory in my eyes.

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  17. Uuh, was there a DOGSO in Frankfurt?

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    1. No, wasn‘t. Looked a bit like it at the first sight. As if Christensen hold back Gacinovic for a little moment.

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  18. Missed foul and card for Kolašinac?

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    1. Yes. Not a good performance so far by Turpin. Two missed YC for sure, and possibly one of them was red. IMO, it was.

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  19. Excellent performance in the first half. Adelante Carlos !

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  20. Good game Del Cerro, I like his style and management

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  21. Another dark YC issued by Del Cerro.

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    1. Agree. I was surprised with no card decision

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  23. Del Cerro Grande. Good/expected performance?

    How was Turpin? Didn't watch his 2nd half.

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    1. Solid second half by Turpin, nothing to say.

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    2. Carlos Del Cerro Grande with a very lenient approach in Frankfurt, that succeeded well. Second half was quite calm until the last ten minutes, where both teams started to pressure each other much more. Some very good NO PENALTY decisions (78' - no handball / 85' - no foul in penalty area). However, one can discuss a missing penalty for Chelsea (66' - foul on Giroud, pushing him to the ground).

      The global picture however stays a very good one: superb fitness abilities until the very end of the game. Even in 90+4' Del Cerro is still able to make a sprint without any problem. I also appreciate his personality, I think he's an excellent game and player manager (see his management at 83') and once he started talking to the players, he was fully accepted and respected, thank to his emphatic approach.

      I think Carlos Del Cerro can be very happy after an excellent first six months in Elite Group, I think he justified why he got this semifinal appointment so early in his Elite career. With performances like these, IMO a strong candidate for Euro 2020.

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    3. Watched Del Cerro at the Stadium, so perhaps didn’t catch a perfect view of all the relevant situations.

      Overall though, one of my favorite referees this season. Good assessment of fouls (and pretending), cards not perfect but ok, good communication, always in control, and seriously...this guy is fit!
      I don’t see any scenario where he isn’t nominated for Euro 2020.

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  24. Okayish performance by Turpin overall. Some mistakes in his card management but expected level IMO.
    One can discuss about the potential RC. Borderline IMO, but at least a YC was mandatory.

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  25. Possible YC for Pedro at the end...but Cerro excellent

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  26. PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT WEEK

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:
    Barcelona - Liverpool: Felix Brych (GER)
    Ajax - Tottenham: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR)

    EUROPA LEAGUE
    Valencia - Arsenal: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Chelsea - Frankfurt: Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)

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    1. Brych won't be doing Barcelona after what happened in the quarter final.

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    2. My guess would be Cakir in Liverpool and Skomina/Rocchi in Amsterdam, depends on who will get the final.

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    3. Accodrding to Izo`s words: "Skomina and his team is delegated for 1st Slovenian league match at 6th of May. So no Leg 2 for him. Final match maybe?"

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    4. In this case I see Rocchi (or Brych?) in Amsterdam and Skomina in the final.

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    5. I think, it will be absolutely deserved due to his achievement list! On the other hand, his game management after last year semifinal AS Roma - Liverpool isn`t good. Unfortunately

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    6. Cakir has handled the quarter final game Tottenham - M.City, so it's quite unlikely to see him in Ajax - Tottenham.
      IMO Cakir in Liverpool and Rocchi in Amsterdam.

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    7. Last year, Brych was at Liverpool - Man City first leg and Liverpool - Roma 1st semifinal.

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    8. I think Rosetti would not appoint teh same referee for the same team both in quarter and semifinal. Furthermore with an OFR border line decision in favor of that team. (Goal awarded after Llorente handball)

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  27. Skomina is indeed appointed on Monday evening with his European team (Skomina - Praprotnik, Vukan - Vincic) to a rather low profile domestic match. Doesn't happen very often here in Slovenia. Preparation for the CL final?

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    1. Felix Zwayer will officiate the greek cup final on may 11th (AEK-PAOK)

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    2. Where did you see it?? No one in Greece confirmed that yet

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    3. Where have you heard about Zwayer? Neither FA has published anything.

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  28. Has the Kronikasedziowska blog been deleted?

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    1. Yes. This came as a total surprise to me this morning, even as an 'admin' there, I cannot access any of the posts on blogger and it would seem to have been expunged completely.

      I will try to find out more.

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    2. Yes and it's strange for me too, that the Kronikasedziowska blog is deleted.

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  29. Where is Kronikasedziowska???

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  30. So it seems as Hategan is confirmed for EL semifinal on next week.
    I assume that Makkelie will be the referee in the other game.
    Hopefully, we will see a better performance by both assistant referee of Romanian team...

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    1. So, next week we will see Rocchi/Cakir for UCL and Hategan/ Makkelie for UEL?
      too predictable...

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    2. I think Brych and Cakir in CL...

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    3. it is yet inofficial
      Liverpool-Barcelona :Cüneyt Cakir

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    4. So... Skomina for CL Final?

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    5. Cakir in Liverpool, Brych in Amsterdam, Makkelie in London, Skomina in Valencia... Rocchi for the CL final and Spanish for Europa league final unless Valencia goes through..

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  32. For those of you who are interested, here are the refereeing highlights from EINTRACHT FRANFURT vs CHELSEA FC, refereed by Carlos Del Cerro.

    19' - YC CHE27 for reckless foul.
    => https://streamable.com/1q900

    36' - careless vs reckless
    => https://streamable.com/4g5tx

    41' - Is this a foul? If yes, SPA or DOGSO?
    => https://streamable.com/slgzt

    44' - missing foul
    => https://streamable.com/kf2so

    56' - SPA? (missing YC?)
    => https://streamable.com/ekbeo

    58' - YC FRA20 for reckless foul (and SPA)
    => https://streamable.com/8t8wx

    61' - YC FRA5
    => https://streamable.com/oehw7

    66' - penalty appeal CHE (push on Giround)
    => https://streamable.com/zf2eu

    71' - missing foul?
    => https://streamable.com/ylfpk

    78' - penalty appeal FRA (handball)
    => https://streamable.com/5swim

    83' - delayed whistle + management
    => https://streamable.com/ojhu0

    85' - penalty appeal FRA
    => https://streamable.com/fjlx6

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    1. 41 and all the silly penalty appeals were correctly decided.

      However, missing the foul in 44 was crucial as Frankfurt conceded after the directly following corner.

      Some other fouls against Frankfurt also missed, none against Chelsea...hmmm...

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  33. For those of you who are interested, here are the refereeing highlights from EINTRACHT FRANKFURT vs CHELSEA FC, refereed by Carlos Del Cerro.

    19' - YC CHE27 for reckless foul.
    => https://streamable.com/1q900

    36' - careless vs reckless
    => https://streamable.com/4g5tx

    41' - Is this a foul? If yes, SPA or DOGSO?
    => https://streamable.com/slgzt

    44' - missing foul
    => https://streamable.com/kf2so

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    1. 56' - SPA? (missing YC?)
      => https://streamable.com/ekbeo

      58' - YC FRA20 for reckless foul (and SPA)
      => https://streamable.com/8t8wx

      61' - YC FRA5
      => https://streamable.com/oehw7

      66' - penalty appeal CHE (push on Giround)
      => https://streamable.com/zf2eu

      71' - missing foul?
      => https://streamable.com/ylfpk

      78' - penalty appeal FRA (handball)
      => https://streamable.com/5swim

      83' - delayed whistle + management
      => https://streamable.com/ojhu0

      85' - penalty appeal FRA
      => https://streamable.com/fjlx6

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  34. Any news about the participants for the UEFA Seminar in Lisbon on 5-8 May?

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    1. UEFA Seminar about what?

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    2. News from Greece came that Papapetrou ( 2nd Cat) will attent this seminar, amongst other 40 FIFA 2nd cat referees that are candidates for promotion

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    3. I guess for 2nd group referees. HFF has Papapetrou listed as one of the participants.

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    4. Good luck to him. He might get a chance to ref more meaningful games next year in Europa league, not just games in the summer.

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    5. There are roughly 80 referees in the second category and half of them are considered for promotion? It seems awkward to me. there should have been a shortlist of 20 referees max as candidates for promotion considering that only very few will be moved up in June. I think Daniel Siebert and Andrew Dallas will be definitely promoted. There might be 2-3 others that might be moved up..I hope one of them is Chris Kavanagh. I really like his style.

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    6. Chris Kavanagh missed a red card for SFP in Everton - Burnley.

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    7. Siebert is already First Group and Kavanagh is on his 1st year as a FIFA ref. So promotion seems unlikely.

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    8. Kavanagh will be promoted soon as a great talent/prospect for the future. Dallas, Irrati, Levnikov, Meler, Arteleanou, Scharer, Dingert (not Siebert), Hingler and Hernandez Hernandez would be my first options for promotion.

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