Leeds United 2-3 Real Betis - recap: Whites edged out in five-goal thriller at Loughborough University

Leeds United travel to the University of Loughborough stadium on Saturday lunchtime for a pre-season clash with Real Betis.

Saturday, 31st July 2021, 5:53 pm
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford scores at Loughborough. Pic: Bruce Rollinson

Marcelo Bielsa s side have enjoyed a busy week of action so far taking on Guiseley, Blackburn Rovers and Fleetwood Town.

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United have split the games between two squads - the club's Under-23s and the senior first team stars.

This afternoon Bielsa's Premier League regulars will take on Manuel Pellegrini's outfit in the Midlands.

Follow every kick LIVE below:

Leeds United v Real Betis - LIVE BLOG

Last updated: Saturday, 31 July, 2021, 12:38

  • Leeds United take on Real Betis in a pre-season friendly
  • The Whites take on their La Liga counterparts at Loughborough stadium
  • Kick-off is at 12.30pm
  • FULL-TIME RESULT - Leeds United 2-3 Real Betis

Live shots from Loughborough

Both teams have headed back into the tunnel - kick-off to come next!

Pre-match duties currently ongoing...

Here come the teams

1. We’re underway at Loughborough amid a rendition of Marching On Together.

3. Even start. Nothing much to talk about. Betis try a ball over the top but they’re flagged offside.

4. Harrison breaks down the left and whips a ball into the box. Betis put it behind. Bamford wanted it in front of him but it was cut behind.

6. Firpo heads away a cross into the box. It’s as far as Guardado who shoots on the half-volley from outside the box but it’s wide of Meslier’s goal.

PATRICK BAMFORD!

Leeds take the lead early on

7. Firpo on the left and whips in a lovely ball. Bamford runs to the near post and guides a header home. 1-0.

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