The Leeds of Bielsa does not forgive

Without shining, the team led by the Argentine achieved a valuable victory at Craven Cottage that leaves them in a noble area of the Premier.


Craven Cottage was the scene of a match that began with a Fulham in need of points and that fights the relegation against Leeds de Bielsa that stabilizes in the noble zone of the Premier League qualifying table.

But the visitors did not hesitate for a second to take the reins of the game and with a great play spun down the left side, the first dangerous play arrived that ended in a goal, but that seconds later the VAR would be in charge of canceling it for offside from Roberts before the center for Ayling. The disallowed goal gave Scott Parker's team wings, which stepped forward to upset Leeds and seek the first goal. Possession was divided, but it was difficult for the locals to reach the Meslier area with danger.

But it was again Leeds who was close to the goal, this time from the hand of Raphinha, who was clearly offside before defining against former Villareal, Areola.

Fulham had no game, but it cannot be said that they lacked willpower. Around the middle of the first half came the first clear goal chance after several headers inside the area that ended with an Anguissa shot that saved Meslier in a spectacular way.

But goals that are not scored in one goal are scored in the other. And Bamford (14th goal in the Premier this season) does not forgive after a great pass from Harrison with a volley, the left-hander hit him first and Areola could do nothing to avoid the first goal of the match when he was around half an hour.

But the draw was not long in coming and it had to be from a set piece, Andersen beat Ayling, captain against captain, and finished from inside the area before an unappealable shot for Meslier. The Dane gave Parker air by scoring his first goal for the London team. And that was not there. Moments later Anguissa hit him from outside the area and Meslier saved his team. Bielsa was not happy and asked his team for concentration.

Fulham finished the first half better, attacking and dominating a Leeds who after the tying goal was crouched. Cavaleiro and Anguissa continued to hurt those from Bielsa and the party took another direction.

The beginning of the complement gave air to Leeds, who today played garnet. Harrison from the right side imposed his quality but he lacked being accurate before Areola's goal, who became a figure of the local team with every minute that passed.

And the Leeds goal came to overtake Bielsa's men again, who after great pressure in the midfield, Bamford gave a good pass to Raphinha who inside the area has a lot of quality and with a toe shot, worthy of Futsal, put lead back to Leeds.

Porto Alegre's every time he touched the ball was a headache for the Fulham defense, while Parker with the changes tried to fix the offensive disaster of the second half. Meanwhile, his attacking partner, striker Bamford, was unable to continue in the game and was causing concern for Leeds fans. In his place came the Polish Klich, Roberts remained as a false '9' in the attack. Bielsa in the last minutes of the match asked his players not to relax, he had the three points in his pocket and he did not want Fulham, with a long ball, to put Meslier in trouble.

To finish closing and cooling the game, the Rosario put in a defensive player like Koch and took Roberts off the field. Fulham, without arguments, tried to hang balls to the visiting area with the idea of scratching a point. Bielsa and Leeds took three points from a difficult court. Dull, with flashes of good play, but three points that serve to continue adding and dreaming of the European positions.

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