Seattle Reign FC SEA

11‑5‑8 , 7‑1‑4 Home

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Final
Sat, Aug 25

North Carolina CourageNC

17‑1‑6 , 8‑0‑4 Away

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UW Medicine Pitch at Memorial Stadium

Seattle

Attendance: 4,455

Courage score late to salvage 1-1 draw with the Reign

Late drama in Seattle

The North Carolina Courage scored in the game’s final moments to tie Seattle Reign FC 1-1 on the road on Saturday afternoon.

Lynn Williams’ goal following a mad scramble in the box improves the Courage to 16-1-6 on the season. They now have 54 points, which ties the league record set by Seattle Reign FC in 2014. It was the final road game of the regular season for the Courage, and they finish unbeaten on the road (8-0-4). The Reign could’ve clinched the No. 2 seed with a win, but will now have to wait for the rest of the day’s results to see if they can clinch that spot. They are now 11-4-8 (41 points).

The game-tying goal came in the 95th minute. On a Courage corner kick deep in stoppage time, Kristen Hamilton’s header was saved by Reign goalkeeper Lydia Williams. Sam Mewis’ follow-up header was blocked by Lauren Barnes. Then it was McCall Zerboni’s turn, but her shot was blocked by Jess Fishlock. The ball bounced into the path of Lynn Williams, with Elizabeth Addo on the ground making the first stop, but Williams persisted and hit it off the post and over the line.

Williams now has 12 goals on the season, tied for the league lead.

The Courage were awarded the corner kick after a Mewis header went over the bar, but was ruled pushed out for a corner.

Minutes earlier, with the Reign holding a 1-0 lead, a cross from Addo hit the hand of Courage defender Abby Dahlkemper in the box, but no penalty was called by referee Ramy Touchan.

After a scoreless first half, Seattle took the lead on a goal by Jodie Taylor, her 10th of the season.

Taylor took a shot that looked to be going wide, but Courage goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland dove for it and got a hand on it, pushing it out for a corner kick. Fishlock took the corner kick, sending it all the way across the field and just outside the penalty box. Reign defender Theresa Nielsen headed it back in and right in the mix. Taylor, as well as Rowland, went up for the ball, but it missed everyone and bounced into the net.

Nielsen also came up on the defensive end with a save off the line in the 88th minute on a header by Erceg.

Reign goalkeeper Lydia Williams made 11 saves in the match, with many of her best coming vs. Jessica McDonald.

In the 27th minute, Williams pushed aside a point-blank header from McDonald.

She also made a stop on McDonald in the 14th minute.

Also, in the 59th minute, she stopped McDonald with a diving save — though Williams was ruled offside on the play.

The result kept both teams from setting an NWSL record. The Courage were searching for win No. 17, which would’ve been a new record for the NWSL — which would’ve surpassed record set by the 2014 Reign and 2016 Courage. And the Reign were one minute away from setting a new NWSL record with their 13th shutout — which would’ve broken the 2017 Courage’s record of 12.

Courage left back Jaelene Hinkle missed the game with a left ankle sprain, and Crystal Dunn started in her place at left back before moving into the midfield in the second half. Reign forward Megan Rapinoe was a late scratch with a rib injury.

The Reign will next be in action on September 7, on the road vs. Portland Thorns FC. The Courage host the Dash in the final game of the NWSL regular season on September 8.

Seattle Reign FC

1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
  90 + 3'
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
  67'
12

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
19

Kristen McNabb

Midfielder
22

Jasmyne Spencer

Striker
14

Jodie Taylor

Striker
  79'
11

Elizabeth Addo

Striker

substitutes

18

Michelle Betos

Substitute
16

Jaycie Johnson

Substitute
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Substitute
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
13

Adriana Leon

Substitute
20

Rumi Utsugi

Substitute
21

Christen Westphal

Substitute
  90 + 3'

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

North Carolina Courage

99

Katelyn Rowland

Goalkeeper
19

Crystal Dunn

Defender
6

Abby Erceg

Defender
13

Abby Dahlkemper

Defender
11

Merritt Mathias

Defender
  85'
10

Debinha

Midfielder
7

McCall Zerboni

Midfielder
5

Samantha Mewis

Midfielder
8

Denise O'Sullivan

Midfielder
  45 + 3'   72'
9

Lynn Williams

Striker
  90 + 6'
14

Jessica McDonald

Striker
  23'   81'

substitutes

1

Sabrina D’Angelo

Substitute
4

Elizabeth Eddy

Substitute
23

Kristen Hamilton

Substitute
  81'
31

Kaleigh Kurtz

Substitute
17

Heather O'Reilly

Substitute
  72'
16

Cari Roccaro

Substitute
25

Meredith Speck

Substitute

manager

 

Paul Riley

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+7'

END 2

Second Half ends, Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 1.

90'+6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign).

90'+6'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+6'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 1. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner following a corner.

90'+6'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is blocked.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Erceg with a headed pass.

90'+5'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Debinha with a cross.

90'+5'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Christen Westphal.

90'+4'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina Courage).

90'+3'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Christen Westphal replaces Stephanie Catley.

90'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Heather O'Reilly.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

88'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kristen Hamilton (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lynn Williams with a cross.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

83'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82'

START DELAY

Delay in match Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) because of an injury.

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Kristen Hamilton replaces Jessica McDonald.

79'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage).

79'

YELLOW CARD

Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card.

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

78'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

74'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, North Carolina Courage. Heather O'Reilly replaces Denise O'Sullivan.

71'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Debinha (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

69'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

GOAL

Goal! Seattle Reign 1, North Carolina Courage 0. Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign) header from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock with a cross following a corner.

66'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Katelyn Rowland.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign).

64'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

59'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Jessica McDonald tries a through ball, but Lynn Williams is caught offside.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Samantha Mewis.

58'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

56'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

55'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Morgan Andrews tries a through ball, but Jasmyne Spencer is caught offside.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52'

FREE KICK WON

Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage).

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign).

50'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Jasmyne Spencer tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Seattle Reign 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Seattle Reign 0, North Carolina Courage 0.

45'+3'

YELLOW CARD

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card.

45'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign).

44'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44'

FREE KICK WON

Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica McDonald.

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, North Carolina Courage. Lynn Williams tries a through ball, but Jessica McDonald is caught offside.

39'

FREE KICK WON

Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

38'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abby Erceg.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abby Dahlkemper with a cross.

38'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

38'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

34'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

31'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

31'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

29'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign).

28'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Merritt Mathias with a cross.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

YELLOW CARD

Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) is shown the yellow card.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage).

21'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Crystal Dunn.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

20'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kristen McNabb.

19'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Addo (Seattle Reign).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

16'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Seattle Reign).

15'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign).

15'

FREE KICK WON

McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Debinha (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

12'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Abby Erceg (North Carolina Courage) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by McCall Zerboni with a cross.

12'

CORNER

Corner, North Carolina Courage. Conceded by Lydia Williams.

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Merritt Mathias (North Carolina Courage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan.

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Denise O'Sullivan with a cross.

10'

FREE KICK WON

Jasmyne Spencer (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by McCall Zerboni (North Carolina Courage).

9'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Seattle Reign. Stephanie Catley tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

8'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage).

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Morgan Andrews (Seattle Reign).

3'

FREE KICK WON

Denise O'Sullivan (North Carolina Courage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

2'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Crystal Dunn.

1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Theresa Nielsen (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

1'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Merritt Mathias.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

SEA
KO HT FT 90+
72
O'Reilly 17
O'Sullivan 8
81
Hamilton 23
McDonald 14
90 +3
Westphal 21
Catley 7
67
goal

Theresa Nielsen 8

Assisted by: Jessica Fishlock 10

90 +6
goal

Lynn Williams 9

23
yellow card

Jessica McDonald 14

45 +3
yellow card

Denise O'Sullivan 8

79
yellow card

Jodie Taylor 14

85
yellow card

Merritt Mathias 11

NC

Goals & Assists

67′ Seattle Reign FC
Theresa Nielsen
Assisted by: Jessica Fishlock
90 + 6′ North Carolina Courage
Lynn Williams

Disciplinary

23′ North Carolina Courage
Jessica McDonald
45 + 3′ North Carolina Courage
Denise O'Sullivan
79′ Seattle Reign FC
Jodie Taylor
85′ North Carolina Courage
Merritt Mathias

Substitutions

72′ North Carolina Courage
  Heather O'Reilly
  Denise O'Sullivan
81′ North Carolina Courage
  Kristen Hamilton
  Jessica McDonald
90 + 3′ Seattle Reign FC
  Christen Westphal
  Steph Catley


SEA

Match Statistics


NC

6
Shots
29
3
Shots On Goal
13
3
Shots Blocked
10
7
Corners
5
10
Crosses
26
5
Offsides
2
16
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
298
Total Passes
341
60.7%
Passing Accuracy
71.3%
45.4%
Possession
54.6%
41
Duels Won
47
11
Tackles Won
15
12
Saves
2
36
Clearances
8

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
7 D Steph Catley 89 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
3 D Lauren Barnes 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Theresa Nielsen 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1
12 M Morgan Andrews 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
10 M Jessica Fishlock 90 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 2
19 M Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 F Jasmyne Spencer 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2
14 F Jodie Taylor 90 0 0 1 1 0 4 4 0
11 F Elizabeth Addo 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
18 S Michelle Betos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 S Jaycie Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Nahomi Kawasumi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Alyssa Kleiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Adriana Leon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Rumi Utsugi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Christen Westphal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Lydia Williams 90 1 29 12 0 0 0 0
19 D Crystal Dunn 90 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
6 D Abby Erceg 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
13 D Abby Dahlkemper 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
11 D Merritt Mathias 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4
10 M Debinha 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
7 M McCall Zerboni 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3
5 M Samantha Mewis 90 0 0 8 4 0 0 2 2
8 M Denise O'Sullivan 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
9 F Lynn Williams 90 1 0 6 4 0 1 0 0
14 F Jessica McDonald 81 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1
1 S Sabrina D’Angelo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 S Elizabeth Eddy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Kristen Hamilton 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
31 S Kaleigh Kurtz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Heather O'Reilly 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Meredith Speck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
99 G Katelyn Rowland 90 1 6 2 0 0 0 0

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