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it seems pique has been practising his driving skills just as much as his defending skills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5ktiBaSdg
but he has Shakira.. #hipsDontLie
Slightly off-topic, but cant resist posting that..

Fifa 15 v Fifa 14..

I recently bought Fifa 15 and find it quite s**t. You can dribble through the defence just like that. You can scored unREALISTIC goals in like every match.. Good point, headers are no longer easy. Rest is pretty much s**t. Not to mention the useless animations that you cant skip, okay I will watch once I'll get excited, but after once or twice, it becomes annoying.
Its not about your game level any more, anyone can win from anyone now..

Fifa 14 on other hand, still the best one for me..
I am still playing Fifa 14 online.

What ya guys think?
To be honest, it's 150x better than FIFA 14. FIFA 14 was the biggest pile of garbage ever made.

All you literally had to do was have Benteke and Cavani up front, run down the wing and cross. You would win 90% of ur games by just this method alone.

FIFA 15 is a lot better. Granted you have to change the way you defend and sometimes you concede really bad goals but it's still much better than 14. If they release a patch that would give defenders and GKs a brain, it will be the best FIFA since FIFA 11
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I'm with St1or on this one. I'm not the biggest fan of FIFA 15 in all honesty, but man did FIFA 14 suck. Being in d1, all you faced was Benteke/Eto'o with Navas/Willian on the wings or Auba/Mandzukic with Auba/Reus on the wings in FUT and it was crosses after crosses. Literally took no skill whatsoever lol. Or you face some jackass with 5 at the back who just sits deep and kicks up to Auba when they get the ball who's through on goal and shushes you afterwards. And they end up winning the game with 2 shots and 30% possession when you had like 20 shots lol

I'm still not used to FIFA 15 though. Defending is much tougher. I used to be really solid defensively, now Emenike casually strolls through my defence as my defenders tackle each other, lol. It'll come with practice, don't worry!

I think they will release a patch to fix the defending/GKs and then the game will be much better.
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Fifa 14 anybody could win the game as long as you had fast wingers and someone who could head the ball. Fifa 15 is a big improvement. And Umair just wait until you run or somebody else runs around your keeper ;). Seriously that's all you have to do in fifa 15 when you have a break away. Just simply run past the keeper and the keeper just watches you.
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You need to play a little more aggressively in this version of FIFA. If you sit back and contain, faster dribbers will just walk past you. I'm in D1 currently and if you're patient with defending, it's easier to win your games compared to FIFA 14.
+1
Do you guys play ultimate team or regular seasons? I honestly lose my motivation once I hit div 1 in regular season.
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ultimate team.. regular season's boring as hell
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Haha.. I'll give it another go.. I just played twice and was so devastated..

@Sanchez: haha, means going past keep in Messi style.
However, chip is hard now..


I'll give it another go.. seems like I made assumptions so fast.. +1 all..
Do not read if you don't want to facepalm:

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/540866/Thiabut-Courtois-Chelsea-Barcelona-Move

Courtois and Varane (for what would be around €20m in total) when we badly needed exactly those two types of players? No thanks.
Bojan ( ex scout ) broke this news of us rejecting both of them , but don't worry we just bought next cafu :D
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And who's that then?
Lol jeroen stop using IE , haven't you heard of steal of the century our board pulled during this transfer window in form of douglas ?
This is why I hate this board. They are happy to sit on the club's past success instead of evolving the team.
Messi to Chelsea? Naw Jose won't sign him because he doesn't track back.
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If he leaves it is either Chelsea or City. They are the only once who can afford his transfer fee and wages.
Lol realfan , perhaps watching messi play before making such comment will be do little good for you , apart from the period in which he was carrying an injury and was protecting him for WC , he have history of tracking back and put pressure on opponent ( especially during his early years )

Just watch our last match in which he chased Apoel player to our corner and was last defender in line , his work rate is not what it's used to be but he still puts a shift compare to other attackers .

City have other factors which will give then advantage over others in messi chase , they have strong Argentinian presence in their squad and one of his best friend in Aguero , they also have ex Barcelona board members on their board .
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...I was being sarcastic...
Well that was clearly obvious
I thought it was :p
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Ronaldo is an amazing player and probably playing his best games of his life at the moment. Messi is the best in the World and arguably playing his worse at the moment. But the records still look so close according to goals scored and Assists for club and country in 2014.
Ronaldo got 54 goals and 17 assists
Messi got 52 goals and 21 assists
(So close, so is Messi Slump = Ronaldo's best?) Ridiculous

Ofcourse I have to mention that Ronaldo's team got Champions League and CDR but failed in the WC. I dont wanna blame him for the teams failure in the WC cos he didnt have Real Madrid to help him there.
I think All 3 players Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer are equally worthy to win the Ballon D'OR. I wont complain if Neuer or Ronaldo wins it. But I do think Ronaldo got Lucky last year with Messi's injury.
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With all due respect to him, I really don`t think Neuer is equally worthy of winning the Ballon d'or as Ronaldo or Messi, or even Robben.
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With all due respect to real and united fans, I really dont think Ronaldo should be mentioned in the same category or in the same sentence as Messi. It is really funny and stupid when ronaldo fans trying to compare Ronaldo to Messi, he is GOAT ffs. Im not trying to praise barca fans like u all do in madrid forum, its just my opinion about Messi and i wanted to share it.
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Why no love for the goal keepers? Actually as much as I admire messi why shouldn't neuer win ballon dor? Neuer 2014 calendar year: Played a Huge role in bayern's 48 match unbeaten streak. Won the league. Won the German cup. Won the world Cup. Golden glove winner. Fifa world Cup all star team award. Fifa world Cup Dream team award. His stats as a goalie are top class so why not neuer? And the larger question how do we weigh the accomplishments of neuer vs. ronaldo?
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What does being a United fan have to do with anything?! Please stop judging people like that, it gets really annoying. This is the second or third time I've seen you do it already.

I'm literally just replying to Shovwar's comment, he's the one who put Ronaldo and Messi up there.

I'm constantly calling Messi the best of all time, but that doesn't mean he should get all the awards just because he's Messi. Over the span of his career, he'll go down as the best ever, but like everyone else, he has ups and downs and there might be seasons where he wasn't the best in the world. Practically all Barcelona fans on this forum are mature enough to understand this, I don't see why it's so hard for you to do the same.
Saying Ronaldo, Robben or Ribery (last year) might deserve the Ballon d'Or just as much doesn't mean we're saying they're better than him. It just means they had a better season. It's simple really.

And I like how you got mad at my comment and went on about biased Real Madrid or United fans (trash club like you called it last time) putting Ronaldo in the same sentence as Messi, yet you don't seem to have a problem at me putting Robben amongst those three.
Something tells me that I'm not the biased one here.
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Well it's no secret Utd fans still love Ronaldo Badge; just watch the idiots who want to fly banners over Old Trafford with 'Bring back Ronaldo' on. And those are actually Mancunian citizens; not just some random rich Asian fans or something.

But yeah, I also don't think Neuer has done enough to rival Leo or Ronaldo this year. Not that he wouldn't be able to; but being Bayern's goalkeeper means you can't prove your outstanding self most games. At Schalke he was incredible because Schalke's 10 field players were incapable of dominating the way Bayern does. Now Neuer often has games where he's so bored he backheels the ball to pass it to a teammate or just stands there in the middle circle on the pitch yawning.
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I guess naming all those accomplishments is moot then? Here's my question if neuer does all that stuff and still loses out... what does a goalie have to do to impress votes to get a ballon dor?

Why even have goalies in the running if all we do is praise goal scorers?

Sure, life can be boring at the back when you face Augsburg or some lower table team but what about the big matches?
@Jeroen, of course we love Ronaldo. Just like how Arsenal fans still loved Henry when he played for you guys. But I'm not an idiot. If someone has a better season than him, I'd have zero problems with saying they did.
My point is that, unlike what Bavaria seems to think, it's not because I'm a United fan that I think Ronaldo was up there as arguably the best player in the world last season. I'm always, always praising Leo and I've lost count of the amount of times I've called him the best ever. I've had debates taking Messi's side as the better player of the two.

He's making it sound like only crazy, biased, obsessed RM/Utd fans are praising Ronaldo, when in reality, literally the entire football world is doing it, as he seems to be the favourite to win it. That's my issue.
I still like Ronaldo obviously , but quite frankly he's not even in my top 10 favourite players. I want to see him do well of course, but at the end of the day, whether he wins it or not won't really affect me. Those comments are plain inaccurate and annoying.
Now insult Scholes or Giggs, then I'll go crazy :P

And last time I tried contributing to a Ronaldo debate, this was Bavaria's answer: "Lol i expected man u fans. Ronaldo IS NOT your player anymore! He is playing for Real over 6 years now. Let him go lol. He is not coming back to ur trash club"
So forgive me if I'm a little annoyed at his comment.
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@Marco, I don't really know to be honest. In all honesty, I do think Neuer is a remarkable GK. I don't mean to take anything away from him, but Bayern is just an outstanding team. Yes he has a lot of clean sheets, but Bayern has an average of like 65% possession per game. If you look at the past league games, the opponents had 0 to 2, 3-4 if they're lucky, shots on target per game.
Take Pep's Barca 2009-11 for example, which I think was one of the best teams of all time, Valdes barely conceded any goals (especially in 2009). But when you look at the stats, you realize that the opponents couldn't even touch the ball, never mind actually coming close to scoring. In terms of titles, in 2009 Valdes won just as much as Neuer did this year, bar the WC (though Valdes is also a WC winner). Of course I'm not comparing the two goalkeepers, as Neuer is superior, but I'm just using this as a comparison. I like Valdes but he wasn't exactly the best GK in the world. Yet his numbers were flawless, in big part due to his team being so solid that his opponents can't get a shot on target.

Likewise, Bayern and Germany are two incredibly well balanced teams. Players like Neuer, Lahm, Robben, Muller are all more or less as equally important to the team as each other. If you really want Neuer to get the credit he deserves, put him in a team with a bad defence. Like Jeroen said, in Schalke, Neuer was spectacular as his team wasn't great. Similarly, David De Gea is being praised everywhere around the world at the moment, but a lot of it is due to him having to deal with 10 shots per game thanks to our god-awful defense, which he's doing really well. Maybe Neuer should join United :P

Whereas Messi and Ronaldo are head and shoulders above their team and time and time again are the ones that save their team in pretty much every single game.
I do agree with you that's it's unfair for GKs (and defenders) when it comes to those individual awards, but that's football. A striker getting 55 goals a season will always be appreciated more than a goalie who kept a lot of clean sheets in the same season.
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http://messivsronaldo.net/calendar-year.php

I said this all along! Ronaldo has been stellar but the fact that Messi was injured played a huge factor in him winning the Ballon d'Or.

I think Ronaldo only won by like 3-5% of the votes even though Messi was out for a good portion of the end of the year.

And you said it best: Messi's apparently worst year is comparable to Ronaldo's BEST season ever.
I'm not denying St1or. Messi's injury was arguably the biggest reason why Ronaldo temporarily seemed to move to #1. He was on fire before then and has taken some time to get back in form, but it seems like Leo has found his mojo again.

"Messi's apparently worst year is comparable to Ronaldo's BEST season ever." lol yup. Really goes to show much of a monster Messi really is.
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"Whereas Messi and Ronaldo are head and shoulders above their team and time and time again are the ones that save their team in pretty much every single game."

just loled when u said that about ronaldo
@Bavaria: Okay mate. Fair enough.
Good talk.
+1
I love how people keep mentioning that Messi was injured but completely ignore the fact that Ronaldo has been injured for an even longer period of time.
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@Pejvl

there's a huge difference between playing and not playing lol
Lol pejvl you clearly have missed Ronaldo fan gassing on about his poor WC because of injury , thing is messi was out at the time of the year which is one of the most crucial months to voting and usually player performing better in that month get more votes because as short term memory bias of voters .

Ironical thing is that Ronaldo fans & madrid management ( they're literally attacking Platini now ) are seriously getting offended because of talks of " WC winner deserves it " talk when just few years back they used same talk against messi .

P.S I can bet that had WC was being played in month of sep oct or nov most of people would had voted and argued in favor of messi then Ronaldo
+1
Ronaldo missed more games trough his injure,I'm not even counting the ones he played injured.
Lol pejvl , you really don't know what you're talking about , if you compare calendar years then messi had played about 14 less games then Ronaldo during 2013 ( not including the one which he played while carrying the knock ) whereas this year Ronaldo have played about 6 less gams for both club and country then Messi .

I have said this earlier and will say it again , Ronaldo is been lucky that he hit the purple patch form wise during the months of sep oct and nov , he is also been luck that he is not missing any games during this period due to injuries whereas messi missed similar period and was struggling with knock during same period last year .
Not Barca related but did anyone see Nani's extremely selfish goal for Sporting yesterday? He just refused to pass to 2 open teammates for about 10 seconds.. when he finally scored the two guys waiting for his pass were visibly annoyed instead of celebrating.

What a prick he is lol.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xIMBHLVG3IA
Lol I saw that, it was pretty funny!
Lmao it's like that one teammate we all have in indoor football who tries to do it all by himself. For every goal he scores like that, he misses 9.
Same applies for Nani funnily enough lol
+3
He be like: I came from a bigger club, I'll do whatever I want in Sporting.. He's the Ronaldo of Sporting now! lol
+4
he makes in a couple months what most of his teammates make in a year so he does what he wants :P
He must feel like Rooney in that dressing room
"I'm around, quit playing, *****, you can't shine"

Well now I know Nani writes 50 cents' lyrics lolol
50 cent*
"It is never nice to lose a record, but the fact that I'm now sharing it with someone of Xavi's calibre makes it a bit less bad," Giggs told Mundo Deportivo.

"Xavi is a bit like a chess player. He is always two or three steps ahead of everybody else. For me, he is one of the greatest players ever who played for one of the best teams ever.

"What surprised me most about him whenever I played against him was the way he protects the ball. He always keeps it far away from his opponents. He always seemed to make the perfect decision.

"He is a very intelligent player and always remains humble. He reminds me a bit of Paul Scholes."

We all know what xavi is all about,but it makes me more proud of being xavi fan when someone as great as giggs nodding his greatness..
+7
I watched an interview with xavi once and he spoke highly of Paul Scholes. In fact he said that scholes could have come to barcelona and become one of them without any effort.
+2
And check this out too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4EiarJzZ08

Frank Lampard's best 11 (active) players. His choices flatter us!
+2
^ seems like players know the quality of trinity,unlike fans who think they wouldn't successful in foreign field.

I consider scholes rather a wasted talent considering the quality of him.such an amazing player..
wasted talent..? can u explain on what basis u think that..? i am just curious..
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Zlatan did the same

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OArACq2vEwY&feature=youtu.be

^ no harm here,just thinks he didn't fully justify to his talent,especially at international arena..
may be u are right in the international aspect...but i dont agree that he didn justify his talent at club level...
he played for United for 15 years winning 22 trophies.
he played his best football at United...i am not sure how else can he justify his talent..no harm here too..just want to know ur thoughts..:)
Yeah, I'm not sure how he wasted his talent at Utd. It's just that those creative playmakers were hugely 'undervalued' in England. Like Alonso once said: "he would have been more valued in Spain, where midfielders like him form part of the ideal". Nowadays someone with Scholes' ability would be as famous as Xavi is in Spain.
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Carrasco (agent Montoya): "Luis Enrique said he's behind Alves and Douglas. And even Adriano seems ahead now. We want permanent transfer."

Carrasco (agent Montoya): "He knows the situation is difficult but he's fine. We're talking with the club about a transfer in January" [ec]

Not giving Montoya a chance now will be stupidest decision ever , since Suarez return from injury alves is been playing more defensive role with alba providing the attacking outlet , TBH even with more defensive approach from dani he seems troubled at time ( can't blame him it's not his natural style ) but on other hand alba is been quite good in more attacking freedom , pairing Montoya on right and alba on left in same role will provide more balance and assurance at back .

Also it seems dani wont be getting a renewal which will leave us with Douglas and Adriano , I don't see Douglas being a starter and most probably he will also leave soon
I don't understand how LE place Douglas ahead of Montoya. Plus Adriano is not a good rb he plays much better as lb.

A shame if he leaves but I cant blame Montoya
To be fair to Dani he has the highest tackles success rate this season out of all our defenders by a margin as a right back..

TBH Montoya started out as a great right back in his younger years and was very impressive. However after being given chances he failed to prove consistency or progress. He just wasn't impressive enough to win the position.. we should have bought Matteo di sciglio this summer
Yousif, how was Montoya given enough chances? When was the last time he was given a run of games even in copa del rey?
Oh it seems I missed a big chunk of Barcelona matches during last few season in which Montana was give number of chance in which he failed to prove anything , but stats shows a different story , perhaps these stats are wrong too , we need some yousifland stat's

14/15 Montoya played a whopping 1 match in which he got a rating which is better then all other players apart from messi Neymar and Suarez

13/14 Montoya started whopping 14 times this season with one appearance from bench .

so his poor ass couldn't prove his worth in this many numbers surely he must leave now .

Funny bit is that even he got this whopping starts in very scattered manner , I hardly remember a string of matches he played .

My point is that during 13/14 season Montoya didnt played amazingly during the chances he got but he was better then alves , he was lacking what was essential from our play ( which Alvie's is been providing ) but now alba is playing that advance role to balance it we need RB with defensive profile , a perfect match for Montoya .

And yousif get your FIFA fact updated because di siglio is been played a lot at LB recently and I don't see a need of LB
The most disturbing thing is that apparently Douglas is ahead of Montoya...how is that even possible?
Lol I was impressed with Montoya at first too trust me. But he's just not a permanent replacement for Alves. I don't know if you were a Barcelona or La liga fan for a while but Alves was the best player in his Sevilla team, and was the player who singlehandedly kept Cristiano Ronaldo in his pocket for about 3 years.. Alves is ranked as the best right back in La liga in the past 20 years.. For Montoya a player who is a decent defender, not creative in attack, and isn't even half the player Alves was at that age to premanatly replace an aging Alves is absurd.. Which is exactly why Alves starts. To add to that Alves has the best chemistry with Messi than any player on the team.

He brings much more to the team than Montoya has to offer and I'm actually glad he's thinking about leaving as it is better for his future. And to add to that Malik, Mattia is actually a right back. He has 56 caps for Milan and obviously Abate is a decent Right back, but they see Mattia's talent therefore they are using him as a versatile fullback.
The thing to note is that Alves is more or less GONE next season. We need to invest in a replacement that we can't buy in the summer, and all we have is Montoya and DOuglas. Someone needs to be getting more playing time at RB in order to replace Alves next season. Its not about getting a player as quality as Alves now, its getting a player that we can at least slot into the team easily since you know, WE CANT BUY ANYONE
Yousif why do you keep talking about Alves in his sevilla days and when he came to Barca? Yes he was the best RB and dominated the world but he's not the same player. He hasn't been the same player since Pep left which is about 3 seasons...get over the old Alves cause he's not even half the player he was.
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@yousif , oh sorry I forgot in your world we have fountain of youth which keeps people at same age , thus they keep on performing at same level , I wonder why our stupid board paid so much for Suarez they could have rang maradona , offer him a sip from fountain of youth , a contract and booooom we have a one of the best attacker in football history .
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I just don't get why you can't admit that our right side has been our weak side for a while now. Oh and if you don't believe me, just watch the Clasico where Marcelo tore him apart :)
Boooo CL

Here is some real football news

www.whoateallthepies.tv/fail/204110/french-amateur-side-lose-20-0-after-keeper-returns-home-to-oversee-his-cow-giving-birth.html

The front page of a Brazilian newspaper, ahead of before cup final between Cruzeiro & Atlético Mineiro.

mobile.twitter.com/FootballFunnys/status/537659287112544256/photo/1
+2
shaktar donetsk's Luis Adriano needs one goal to break CR7 goal record for the group stage in the Champions
+2
pretty useless record though
+1


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Primera División Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
30
35
11
46
2
0
10
12
1
28
24
6
30
2
1
9
12
2
26
11
12
23
2
2
8
12
3
24
13
11
24
2
3
7
12
4
23
3
16
19
3
2
7
12
5
21
3
12
15
3
3
6
12
6
20
5
12
17
2
5
5
12
7
18
3
14
17
4
3
5
12
8
15
-3
13
10
5
3
4
12
9
14
-7
16
9
6
2
4
12
10
14
-9
24
15
6
2
4
12
11
13
-1
16
15
6
4
3
13
12
13
-6
19
13
5
4
3
12
13
12
-17
26
9
6
3
3
12
14
11
-4
16
12
5
5
2
12
15
11
-11
17
6
5
5
2
12
16
10
-5
14
9
6
4
2
12
17
10
-9
21
12
6
4
2
12
18
10
-15
27
12
7
4
2
13
19
7
-10
20
10
5
7
0
12
20
C/L  C/L Qualifying  UEFA Cup  Relegation 

UEFA Champions League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

UEFA Champions League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
13
5
4
9
0
1
4
5
1
12
8
4
12
1
0
4
5
2
2
-6
10
4
3
2
0
5
3
1
-7
8
1
4
1
0
5
4

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