2017–18 UEFA Europa League

47th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA

The 2017–18 UEFA Europa League was the 47th season of Europe's secondary club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 9th season since it was renamed from the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Europa League.

2017–18 UEFA Europa League
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Tournament details
DatesQualifying:
29 June – 24 August 2017
Competition proper:
14 September 2017 – 16 May 2018
TeamsCompetition proper: 48+8
Total: 157+33 (from 55 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Atlético Madrid (3rd title)
Runners-upFrance Marseille
Tournament statistics
Matches played205
Goals scored556 (2.71 per match)
Attendance4,545,716 (22,174 per match)
Top scorer(s)Spain Aritz Aduriz
Italy Ciro Immobile
(8 goals each)

The last game was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, France.[1] Atlético Madrid won against Marseille to win their third Europa League title.

As winners, Atlético Madrid played against the winners of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid, in the 2018 UEFA Super Cup. They also automatically qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage,[2] but since they had already qualified through their league performance, the berth reserved was given to the third-placed team of the 2017–18 Ligue 1.

Manchester United qualified for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League as winners of the Europa League.[3] They were unable to defend their title as they qualified for the Champions League knockout phase.

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[4][5]

  • CW: Cup winners
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, etc.: League position
  • LC: League Cup winners
  • RW: Regular season winners
  • PW: End-of-season European competition play-offs winners
  • UCL: Transferred from the Champions League
    • GS: Third-placed teams from the group stage
    • PO: Losers from the play-off round
    • Q3: Losers from the third qualifying round
Round of 32
  CSKA Moscow (UCL GS)   Atlético Madrid (UCL GS)   Spartak Moscow (UCL GS)   RB Leipzig (UCL GS)
  Celtic (UCL GS)   Sporting CP (UCL GS)   Napoli (UCL GS)   Borussia Dortmund (UCL GS)
Group stage
  Villarreal (5th)   Vitória de Guimarães (4th)   Lugano (3rd)   İstanbul Başakşehir (UCL PO)
  Real Sociedad (6th)   Lyon (4th)   Fastav Zlín (CW)   Young Boys (UCL PO)
  1. FC Köln (5th)   Lokomotiv Moscow (CW)   Copenhagen (UCL PO)   Nice (UCL PO)
  Hertha BSC (6th)   Zorya Luhansk (3rd)   Slavia Prague (UCL PO)   1899 Hoffenheim (UCL PO)
  Arsenal (CW)   Zulte Waregem (CW)   Rijeka (UCL PO)   FCSB (UCL PO)
  Atalanta (4th)   Vitesse (CW)   Astana (UCL PO)
  Lazio (5th)   Konyaspor (CW)   Hapoel Be'er Sheva (UCL PO)
Play-off round
  BATE Borisov (UCL Q3)   Rosenborg (UCL Q3)   Sheriff Tiraspol (UCL Q3)   Dynamo Kyiv (UCL Q3)
  Legia Warsaw (UCL Q3)   Ludogorets Razgrad (UCL Q3)   Partizan (UCL Q3)   AEK Athens (UCL Q3)
  FH (UCL Q3)   Viitorul Constanța (UCL Q3)   Viktoria Plzeň (UCL Q3)   Club Brugge (UCL Q3)
  Vardar (UCL Q3)   Red Bull Salzburg (UCL Q3)   Ajax (UCL Q3)
Third qualifying round
  Athletic Bilbao (7th)   Bordeaux (6th)   PSV Eindhoven (3rd)   Universitatea Craiova (5th)[Note ROU]
  SC Freiburg (7th)   Zenit Saint Petersburg (3rd)   Fenerbahçe (3rd)   Austria Wien (2nd)
  Everton (7th)   Krasnodar (4th)   Sion (4th)   Dinamo Zagreb (2nd)
  Milan (6th)   Olimpik Donetsk (4th)   Sparta Prague (3rd)   Arka Gdynia (CW)
  Braga (5th)   Oleksandriya (5th)   PAOK (CW)
  Marítimo (6th)   Gent (3rd)   Panathinaikos (3rd)
  Marseille (5th)   Oostende (PW)   Dinamo București (3rd)
Second qualifying round
  Utrecht (PW)   Panionios (5th)   Apollon Limassol (CW)   Bnei Yehuda (CW)
  Galatasaray (4th)   Astra Giurgiu (6th)[Note ROU]   Dinamo Brest (CW)   Brøndby (2nd)
  Luzern (5th)   Sturm Graz (3rd)   Östersund (CW)   Aberdeen (2nd)
  Mladá Boleslav (4th)   Hajduk Split (3rd)   Brann (2nd)   Gabala (2nd)
First qualifying round
  Rheindorf Altach (4th)   Ordabasy (4th)   VPS (4th)   Crusaders (2nd)
  Osijek (4th)   Botev Plovdiv (CW)   Široki Brijeg (CW)   Coleraine (3rd)
  Jagiellonia Białystok (2nd)   Levski Sofia (3rd)   Željezničar Sarajevo (2nd)   Ballymena United (PW)
  Lech Poznań (3rd)   Dunav Ruse (4th)[Note BUL]   Sarajevo (3rd)   Levadia Tallinn (2nd)
  AEK Larnaca (2nd)   Domžale (CW)   Tirana (CW)   Nõmme Kalju (3rd)
  AEL Limassol (4th)   Gorica (2nd)   Partizani Tirana (2nd)   Flora Tallinn (4th)
  Shakhtyor Soligorsk (2nd)   Olimpija Ljubljana (3rd)   Skënderbeu Korçë (3rd)   Shirak (CW)
  Dinamo Minsk (3rd)   Slovan Bratislava (CW)   Pelister (CW)   Gandzasar Kapan (2nd)
  AIK (2nd)   Ružomberok (3rd)   Shkëndija (2nd)   Pyunik (4th)
  IFK Norrköping (3rd)   Trenčín (4th)   Rabotnički (3rd)   (CW)
  Odd (3rd)   Vaduz (CW)   Cork City (CW)   NSÍ Runavík (3rd)
  Haugesund (4th)   Ferencváros (CW)   Derry City (3rd)[Note IRL]   B36 Tórshavn (4th)
  Maccabi Tel Aviv (2nd)   Videoton (2nd)   Shamrock Rovers (4th)   Floriana (CW)
  Beitar Jerusalem (3rd)   Vasas (3rd)   Ventspils (CW)   Balzan (2nd)
  Lyngby (3rd)   Dacia Chișinău (2nd)   Jelgava (2nd)   Valletta (4th)[Note MLT]
  Midtjylland (PW)   Milsami Orhei (3rd)   Liepāja (4th)   Bala Town (CW)
  Rangers (3rd)   Zaria Bălți (4th)   Differdange 03 (2nd)   Connah's Quay Nomads (2nd)
  St Johnstone (4th)   Valur (CW)   Fola Esch (3rd)   Bangor City (PW)
  Inter Baku (3rd)   Stjarnan (2nd)   Progrès Niederkorn (4th)   Lincoln Red Imps (2nd)
  Zira (4th)   KR (3rd)   Sutjeska Nikšić (CW)   St Joseph's (3rd)
  Red Star Belgrade (2nd)   Torpedo Kutaisi (CW)   Zeta (2nd)   UE Santa Coloma (CW)
  Vojvodina (3rd)   Chikhura Sachkhere (2nd)   Mladost Podgorica (3rd)   Sant Julià (2nd)
  Mladost Lučani (4th)   Dinamo Batumi (3rd)   Trakai (2nd)   Tre Penne (CW)
  Kairat (2nd)   SJK (CW)   Sūduva Marijampolė (3rd)   Folgore (3rd)
  Irtysh Pavlodar (3rd)   HJK (2nd)   Atlantas (4th)   Prishtina (2nd)[Note KOS]

Notably two teams take part in the competition that are not playing in their national top division, Tirana (2nd tier) and Vaduz (representing Liechtenstein, playing in Swiss 2nd tier).

Notes
  1. ^ Bulgaria (BUL): On 29 May 2017 a UEFA letter to the Bulgarian Football Union declared that CSKA Sofia, the runners-up of the 2016–17 First Professional Football League, were not allowed to compete in the Europa League as they were considered to have been re-formed as a new club and thus did not pass the "three-year rule".[6] As this decision was appealed by CSKA Sofia, the Bulgarian Football Union granted a license to them subject to legal proceedings.[7][8][9] A few hours prior to the Europa League first qualifying round draw, UEFA replaced them with Dunav Ruse, the fourth-placed team of the league.[10]
  2. ^ Kosovo (KOS): Besa Pejë would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the winners of the 2016–17 Kosovar Cup, but failed to obtain a UEFA license.[11] As a result, the berth was given to the runners-up of the 2016–17 Football Superleague of Kosovo, Prishtina.
  3. ^ Malta (MLT): Birkirkara would have qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round as the third-placed team of the 2016–17 Maltese Premier League, but failed to obtain a UEFA licence.[12] As a result, the berth was given to the fourth-placed team of the league, Valletta.
  4. ^ Republic of Ireland (IRL): Derry City are a club based in Northern Ireland, but will participate in the Europa League through one of the berths for the Republic of Ireland (any coefficient points they earn count toward Republic of Ireland and not Northern Ireland).
  5. ^ Romania (ROU): Voluntari would have qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round as the winners of 2016–17 Cupa României, and CFR Cluj would have qualified for the second qualifying round as the fourth-placed team of the 2016–17 Liga I, but both failed to obtain a UEFA licence.[13] As a result, the third qualifying round berth was given to the fifth-placed team of the league, Universitatea Craiova, and the second qualifying round berth was given to the sixth-placed team of the league, Astra Giurgiu.

Round and draw datesEdit

The schedule of the competition is as follows (all draws are held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, unless stated otherwise).[14][15]

Phase Round Draw date First leg Second leg
Qualifying First qualifying round 19 June 2017 29 June 2017 6 July 2017
Second qualifying round 13 July 2017 20 July 2017
Third qualifying round 14 July 2017 27 July 2017 3 August 2017
Play-off Play-off round 4 August 2017 17 August 2017 24 August 2017
Group stage Matchday 1 25 August 2017
(Monaco)
14 September 2017
Matchday 2 28 September 2017
Matchday 3 19 October 2017
Matchday 4 2 November 2017
Matchday 5 23 November 2017
Matchday 6 7 December 2017
Knockout phase Round of 32 11 December 2017 15 February 2018 22 February 2018
Round of 16 23 February 2018 8 March 2018 15 March 2018
Quarter-finals 16 March 2018 5 April 2018 12 April 2018
Semi-finals 13 April 2018 26 April 2018 3 May 2018
Final 16 May 2018 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu

Matches in the qualifying, play-off, and knockout rounds may also be played on Tuesdays or Wednesdays instead of the regular Thursdays due to scheduling conflicts.

Group stageEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on 25 August 2017, 13:00 CEST, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.[16] The 48 teams were drawn into twelve groups of four, with the restriction that teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. For the draw, the teams were seeded into four pots based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients.

In each group, teams played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advanced to the round of 32, where they were joined by the eight third-placed teams of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League group stage. The matchdays were 14 September, 28 September, 19 October, 2 November, 23 November, and 7 December 2017.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification VIL AST SLP MTA
1   Villarreal 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 2–2 0–1
2   Astana 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10 2–3 1–1 4–0
3   Slavia Prague 6 2 2 2 6 6 0 8 0–2 0–1 1–0
4   Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 1 1 4 1 8 −7 4 0–0 0–1 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification DKV PAR YB SKE
1   Dynamo Kyiv 6 4 1 1 15 9 +6 13 Advance to knockout phase 4–1 2–2 3–1
2   Partizan 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8 2–3 2–1 2–0
3   Young Boys 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6 0–1 1–1 2–1
4   Skënderbeu 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5 3–2 0–0 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BRA LUD IBS HOF
1   Braga 6 3 1 2 9 8 +1 10 Advance to knockout phase 0–2 2–1 3–1
2   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 2 3 1 7 5 +2 9 1–1 1–2 2–1
3   İstanbul Başakşehir 6 2 2 2 7 8 −1 8 2–1 0–0 1–1
4   1899 Hoffenheim 6 1 2 3 8 10 −2 5 1–2 1–1 3–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MIL AEK RJK AW
1   Milan 6 3 2 1 13 6 +7 11 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 3–2 5–1
2   AEK Athens 6 1 5 0 6 5 +1 8 0–0 2–2 2–2
3   Rijeka 6 2 1 3 11 12 −1 7 2–0 1–2 1–4
4   Austria Wien 6 1 2 3 9 16 −7 5 1–5 0–0 1–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATA LYO EVE APL
1   Atalanta 6 4 2 0 14 4 +10 14 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 3–0 3–1
2   Lyon 6 3 2 1 11 4 +7 11 1–1 3–0 4–0
3   Everton 6 1 1 4 7 15 −8 4 1–5 1–2 2–2
4   Apollon Limassol 6 0 3 3 5 14 −9 3 1–1 1–1 0–3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LOM KOB SHE ZLI
1   Lokomotiv Moscow 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 Advance to knockout phase 2–1 1–2 3–0
2   Copenhagen 6 2 3 1 7 3 +4 9[a] 0–0 2–0 3–0
3   Sheriff Tiraspol 6 2 3 1 4 4 0 9[a] 1–1 0–0 1–0
4   Fastav Zlín 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9 2 0–2 1–1 0–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head results: Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2–0 Sheriff Tiraspol.

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PLZ FCSB LUG HBS
1   Viktoria Plzeň 6 4 0 2 13 8 +5 12 Advance to knockout phase 2–0 4–1 3–1
2   FCSB 6 3 1 2 9 7 +2 10 3–0 1–2 1–1
3   Lugano 6 3 0 3 9 11 −2 9 3–2 1–2 1–0
4   Hapoel Be'er Sheva 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 4 0–2 1–2 2–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ARS ZVE KLN BATE
1   Arsenal 6 4 1 1 14 4 +10 13 Advance to knockout phase 0–0 3–1 6–0
2   Red Star Belgrade 6 2 3 1 3 2 +1 9 0–1 1–0 1–1
3   1. FC Köln 6 2 0 4 7 8 −1 6 1–0 0–1 5–2
4   BATE Borisov 6 1 2 3 6 16 −10 5 2–4 0–0 1–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification SAL MAR KON VSC
1   Red Bull Salzburg 6 3 3 0 7 1 +6 12 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 0–0 3–0
2   Marseille 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 8 0–0 1–0 2–1
3   Konyaspor 6 1 3 2 4 6 −2 6 0–2 1–1 2–1
4   Vitória de Guimarães 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 1–1 1–0 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group JEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ATH OST ZOR HRT
1   Athletic Bilbao 6 3 2 1 8 5 +3 11[a] Advance to knockout phase 1–0 0–1 3–2
2   Östersund 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11[a] 2–2 2–0 1–0
3   Zorya Luhansk 6 2 0 4 3 9 −6 6 0–2 0–2 2–1
4   Hertha BSC 6 1 2 3 6 7 −1 5 0–0 1–1 2–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 Head-to-head results: Östersund 2–2 Athletic Bilbao, Athletic Bilbao 1–0 Östersund.

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LAZ NCE ZUL VIT
1   Lazio 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase 1–0 2–0 1–1
2   Nice 6 3 0 3 12 7 +5 9 1–3 3–1 3–0
3   Zulte Waregem 6 2 1 3 8 13 −5 7 3–2 1–5 1–1
4   Vitesse 6 1 2 3 5 10 −5 5 2–3 1–0 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Group LEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ZEN RS ROS VRD
1   Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5 1 0 17 5 +12 16 Advance to knockout phase 3–1 3–1 2–1
2   Real Sociedad 6 4 0 2 16 6 +10 12 1–3 4–0 3–0
3   Rosenborg 6 1 2 3 6 11 −5 5 1–1 0–1 3–1
4   Vardar 6 0 1 5 3 20 −17 1 0–5 0–6 1–1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 32Edit

The draw for the round of 32 was held on 11 December 2017, 13:00 CET.[17] The first legs were played on 13 and 15 February, and the second legs were played on 21 and 22 February 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Dortmund   4–3   Atalanta 3–2 1–1
Nice   2–4   Lokomotiv Moscow 2–3 0–1
Copenhagen   1–5   Atlético Madrid 1–4 0–1
Spartak Moscow   3–4   Athletic Bilbao 1–3 2–1
AEK Athens   1–1 (a)   Dynamo Kyiv 1–1 0–0
Celtic   1–3   Zenit Saint Petersburg 1–0 0–3
Napoli   3–3 (a)   RB Leipzig 1–3 2–0
Red Star Belgrade   0–1   CSKA Moscow 0–0 0–1
Lyon   4–1   Villarreal 3–1 1–0
Real Sociedad   3–4   Red Bull Salzburg 2–2 1–2
Partizan   1–3   Viktoria Plzeň 1–1 0–2
FCSB   2–5   Lazio 1–0 1–5
Ludogorets Razgrad   0–4   Milan 0–3 0–1
Astana   4–6   Sporting CP 1–3 3–3
Östersund   2–4   Arsenal 0–3 2–1
Marseille   3–1   Braga 3–0 0–1

Round of 16Edit

The draw for the round of 16 was held on 23 February 2018, 13:00 CET.[18] The first legs were played on 8 March, and the second legs were played on 15 March 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lazio   4–2   Dynamo Kyiv 2–2 2–0
RB Leipzig   3–2   Zenit Saint Petersburg 2–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid   8–1   Lokomotiv Moscow 3–0 5–1
CSKA Moscow   3–3 (a)   Lyon 0–1 3–2
Marseille   5–2   Athletic Bilbao 3–1 2–1
Sporting CP   3–2   Viktoria Plzeň 2–0 1–2 (aet)
Borussia Dortmund   1–2   Red Bull Salzburg 1–2 0–0
Milan   1–5   Arsenal 0–2 1–3

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was held on 16 March 2018, 13:00 CET.[19] The first legs were played on 5 April, and the second legs were played on 12 April 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
RB Leipzig   3–5   Marseille 1–0 2–5
Arsenal   6–3   CSKA Moscow 4–1 2–2
Atlético Madrid   2–1   Sporting CP 2–0 0–1
Lazio   5–6   Red Bull Salzburg 4–2 1–4

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was held on 13 April 2018, 12:00 CEST.[20] The first legs were played on 26 April, and the second legs were played on 3 May 2018.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille   3–2   Red Bull Salzburg 2–0 1–2 (aet)
Arsenal   1–2   Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–1

FinalEdit

The final was played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu on 16 May 2018. The "home" team (for administrative purposes) was determined by an additional draw held after the semi-final draw.[20]

Marseille  0–3  Atlético Madrid
Report

StatisticsEdit

Statistics do not include the qualifying rounds and play-off round.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1   Ciro Immobile   Lazio 8 582
  Aritz Aduriz   Athletic Bilbao 801
3   Júnior Moraes   Dynamo Kyiv 7 742
4   Mario Balotelli   Nice 6 528
  Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid 631
  Aleksandr Kokorin   Zenit Saint Petersburg 698
  André Silva   Milan 722
  Emiliano Rigoni   Zenit Saint Petersburg 775
  Manuel Fernandes   Lokomotiv Moscow 900
10   Harlem Gnohéré   FCSB 5 344
  Willian José   Real Sociedad 384
  Patrick Twumasi   Astana 717
  Valon Berisha   Red Bull Salzburg 1138
  Moanes Dabour   Red Bull Salzburg 1286

Source:[22]

Top assistsEdit

Rank Player Team Assists Minutes played
1   Dimitri Payet   Marseille 7 811
2   Sergio Canales   Real Sociedad 6 557
3   Luis Alberto   Lazio 5 644
  Stefan Lainer   Red Bull Salzburg 1290
5   Theo Walcott   Arsenal 4 424
  Xabi Prieto   Real Sociedad 483
  Raphael Holzhauser   Austria Wien 536
  Bruno Fernandes   Sporting CP 567
  Mesut Özil   Arsenal 609
  Hakan Çalhanoğlu   Milan 613
  Aleksei Miranchuk   Lokomotiv Moscow 784

Source:[23]

Squad of the seasonEdit

Pos. Player Team
GK   Jan Oblak   Atlético Madrid
  Rui Patrício   Sporting CP
DF   Leonardo Bonucci   Milan
  Diego Godín   Atlético Madrid
  Stefan Lainer   Red Bull Salzburg
  Luiz Gustavo   Marseille
  Bouna Sarr   Marseille
MF   Bruno Fernandes   Sporting CP
  Naby Keïta   RB Leipzig
  Koke   Atlético Madrid
  Saúl Ñíguez   Atlético Madrid
  Gabi   Atlético Madrid
  Diadie Samassékou   Red Bull Salzburg
FW   Gelson Martins   Sporting CP
  Antoine Griezmann   Atlético Madrid
  Ciro Immobile   Lazio
  Dimitri Payet   Marseille
  Timo Werner   RB Leipzig

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