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.

By Lee Sobot
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.
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

28: Raphinha with a crossfield pass that goes out for a throw after Koch’s tackle had won the ball for Leeds.

30: Meslier darts off his line to smother a through ball at the feet of Moreno.

31: From Koch looking for Raphinha on the right, Phillips and Roberts are warming up.

HUGE CLAIMS FOR A LEEDS PEN - IGNORED

33: Looked a stone waller that. Raphinha cross from the right, Bamford nicks the ball in front of Cuenca who sticks out a leg and sends him flying. Somehow, no pen. Koch is more or less playing on the right side of a back three at times with Struijk in the middle but stepping up at times and Cooper on the left.

37: Powerful Ayling cross finds Harrison but his touch is a bit heavy and Villarreal clear.

GOAL LEEDS!! BAMFORD!

Another excellent goal

38: Fine Dallas corner, looked a problem as soon it was delivered. Cooper meets it with a bullet header that smashes off the bar but Bamford is first to the rebound and hooks the ball home from close range. Lovely. Leeds have been very good, against very good opposition.

45: Lovely play again, Bamford who is having a fine game wins the ball, Rodrigo is then played in and his low shot is just about saved.

Very good by Leeds. 2-1 up.

Phillips is on - and Roberts

Double change. Phillips and Roberts on for Koch and Rodrigo. Back underway

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