Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United Recap - How Whites ended up leaving Ewood Park with a draw

Leeds United take in their second pre-season friendly through Wedesday evening's clash at Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers - and we will bring you all the latest news here.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 10:44 pm
ROVERS' RETURN: For Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa in Wednesday evening's pre-season friendly against Blackburn at Ewood Park. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

The Whites began this summer's friendlies with Tuesday evening's fixture at non-league Guiseley in which a young Leeds side recorded a 3-2 victory in the first of four friendlies in just five days.

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United also visit Fleetwood Town on Friday night and then face Real Betis at Loughborough University on Saturday afternoon before a fixture against Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday evening.

A second season back in the Premier League for Leeds will begin with the trip to arch rivals Manchester United on Saturday, August 14.

United's first teamers are expected in action at Ewood Park and we will bring you all the latest throughout the evening here.

Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United LIVE

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2021, 20:09

  • 7.30pm kick-off at Ewood Park.
  • Leeds United’s second pre-season friendly.
  • Young Whites side of under-23s won 3-2 at Guiseley on Tuesday.

Teams are out at Ewood Park.

Underway - Leeds formation

It’s interchanging but Costa is upfront, Harrison on the left, Raphinha on the right and Rodrigo at no 10. 0-0. 7 mins.

Fairly bright start by Rovers but Leeds holding firm. Koch is playing as a CDM. Struijk and Llorente the CBs. 0-0. 10 mins.

Chance Leeds - Raphinha cuts inside, lays the ball off to Harrison whose shot is deflected and keeper Kaminski saves. 0-0. 13 mins.

Another Leeds chance

CHANCE Leeds - fine play from Raphinha, beats his man, plays the ball back to Klich whose looping attempt is tipped wide and Rovers survive the corner. 0-0. 16 mins.

Fine play by Llorente

Fine saving tackle from Llorente as Blackburn were through to force a corner. 0-0. 24 mins.

Plenty of movement from Rodrigo who is buzzing about all over the place and looking for the ball. 0-0. 29 mins.

Chance for Raphinha after a lovely move with Rodrigo heavily involved but shot is scuffed and saved. 0-0. 30 mins.

Meslier alert to come racing outside of his box and clear as Blackburn look to get in behind the Whites defence. 0-0. 33 mins.

CHANCE Leeds - Raphinha with a rising effort from the edge of the box tipped over. Lovely link up play between Costa and Firpo beforehand. 0-0. 37 mins. #lufc

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