Marcelo Bielsa Leeds United is a guarantee of entertainment. It’s not so much about his game being a marvel, but about the fact that it’s virtually impossible for a Rosario game to be boring. And although he can win as much as he can lose to anyone, from time to time he achieves resounding successes. This is what happened last Sunday while visiting Leicester.
Rosarino’s team started losing very early, but that didn’t matter to him, and according to his style, he went ahead and beat a team that, in addition to being champion in 2016, wanted to be second in the tournament to fight with him. Manchester and Liverpool.
Leeds’ usual grit allowed the locals to find the gap in the 13th minute, when Harvey Barnes took the ball midfield after a bad change up front and went single-handedly across midfield. He opened to his right, continued his way into the area, and received, and in a passive confrontation with a defense that did not want to touch him, he made a low cross to the right that entered the goal.
The Bielsa players, who play as if the scoreboard were not there, didn’t care, which is why after two minutes Luke Aaling appeared to the right of attacking, playing with Patrick Bamford and the center forward went deeper for the rise of the multifaceted midfielder Stuart Dallas, who also entered the area from The right flank to settle a tie.
Leeds celebrates the equalizer. Photo collected via Reuters
Five minutes later, at 20 o’clock, it appeared that Leicester fired again because a shot from outside James Madison, rejected by goalkeeper Ilan Messler, ended at the feet of Ayse Perez, who pushed it into goal. However, the flag raised the streak and the VAR technique confirmed that the decision was the right one: the striker advanced when the ball was knocked out.
At 32 o’clock, the same destination made the visit. Kasper Schmeichel saved a superb ball in a corner kick and Clich put it on the rebound but in front. Little by little, the son of legendary Peter becomes a character based on many good saves.
So the only way he looked like he could be defeated was an incredible goal. Bamford answered that call.
In the 25th of the second half, a poor start from Leicester and good pressure from Leeds allowed Bielsa to regain the ball on the opposing court, and Rafinha, who had thrown in three quarters of the field, enabled Bamford first, who pushed him. Defense advanced high and stayed in the gap left by the middle.
On the ninth day of the Rosario team, he allowed the ball to pass and took a high cross with the left foot dug at the corner of Schmeichel. The Loco He released a tied cry, shook his fist, and with that burden released, he returned to his usual calm.
With goalkeeper Messellier saving two clear chances for Leicester, Leeds finished settling the lawsuit five minutes before the end, when the Blues began seeking parity with a center. In pot With a free kick.
Pascal Stregic cleared the way and nearly four touches from his own area led to Bamford’s hand (he gave the goal to Jack Harrison, who accompanied him alone) that was enough for Bielsa’s men to score a 3–1 goal with the counterattack evidence in hand and thus deliver one of his best shots for the tournament by beating him One of the teams aspiring to fight for the title.
Leeds is now 12th, with 29 points and a foul referring to the concept of killing or dying with which they play: they have won 9 matches, lost the same amount and are only drawn. And although they have many other teams in the middle, only six points from the classification area to the Cups, unlike the relegation that shorts away from it and sees 15 units away.