Leeds United 2 Villarreal 2 RECAP - Whites sign off for new season with entertaining draw

Leeds United face Villarreal in their final pre-season friendly on Saturday evening - and we will bring you all the latest here.

Saturday, 7th August 2021, 8:53 pm
FINAL FRIENDLY: For Leeds United against Europa League champions Villarreal, managed by Unai Emery, above. Photo by ADAM WARZAWA/AFP via Getty Images.

The fixture against the Europa League champions is being held behind closed doors, one week before the Whites begin their second season back in the Premier League with a clash against arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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The Leeds first team are still seeking their first victory of pre-season.

We will bring you all the early team news followed by live match updates and reaction at our live blog here.

Leeds United 2 Villarreal 2 - LIVE

Last updated: Saturday, 07 August, 2021, 19:24

  • Leeds United’s final pre-season friendly of the summer
  • 7pm kick-off behind closed doors

Almost three at the back for Leeds

It’s always fluid but Cooper, Koch and Struijk are more or less level at times at the back. Koch and Struijk taking it turns to move into a CDM role. Ayling is right back/right wing back. Dallas on the other side. Klich centre mid, Rodrigo ahead of him.

GOAL LEEDS. 1-1! KLICH

Lovely goal from Klich

9: Leeds have been good since that shocker after nine seconds. Raphinha corner on the right cleared but only to Klich who is 20 yards out and takes his time before firing home a superb low shot into the bottom left corner. Klich is scoring goals.

Double chance Villarreal

13: Meslier denies first Yeremy and then Pedraza. Decent enough chances. Very open game.

16: Villarreal very quick, free kick 30 yards out

19: By Dallas on Yeremy at left back just as Villarreal looked set to break clear. Klich looking lively again, fine goal and lots of pressing from him in particular

21: Leeds break. Klich to Rodrigo to Klich again, pass to Harrison is not controlled and out for a goal kick, Dallas tackle started the move.

22: Bamford header glanced wide almost in slow motion.

SO CLOSE - GREAT EFFORT

21: Bamford again, curled effort from the edge of the box possibly clips the bar and flies over.

Leeds come forward again

24: Bamford again, striding through the middle, Villarreal survive crosses from both sides.

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