The Bielsa blooper and the Norwich goalkeeper’s mistake: the pearls of the triumph that gave Leeds oxygen

Raphinha wore it to Marcelo Bielsa and then helped to lift it

The Leeds United directed by Marcelo bielsa fight for permanence in the Premier League and every effort is worth to achieve that goal. This is how he achieved a hard-working away win against Norwich City, a direct rival for permanence. And the fall that he suffered Mad by an involuntary contact of Raphinha reflected the sacrifice that the protagonists give off in each engagement. It was a blooper that remained in the anecdote, since the most important thing was the three points that they took home after winning by 2 to 1.

In the first half, it was not long, although Leeds had the clearest through their creative steering wheel Stuart Dallas, who was his best card on offense. The Whites they had the clearest chance when Daniel james eluded the goalkeeper, finished alone, but on the line cleared Grant hanley.

Norwich responded with two shots from Teemu pukki and Mathias normann that passed very close to the goalkeeper’s right post Illan Meslier.

It was necessary to wait until the complement for the maximum emotions to be produced. It was at 56 ‘when Raphinha He entered the area, hooked on two rivals and defined left-handed to convert a beautiful goal as the ball passed between two defenders and the goalkeeper.

However, two minutes later, the local quickly achieved equality through the Ivorian Andrew Omobamidele, with an accurate header off a corner kick.

It was a period in which everything happened since at 60 ′ the Spanish Rodrigo Moreno put those led by Bielsa. The goal had the merit of the players of the Leeds, but also responsibility of their rivals for their mistakes. First they lost the ball at the start, it was received by Moreno, who finished off from outside the area and the ball passed under the hands of goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Intense as always, Marcelo Bielsa lived the game as a final (REUTERS / Chris Radburn)

The partial victory was a relief for the visiting team who had to perspire a lot to be able to defeat their rival. It was a meeting in which good play did not abound. The crash was intense, but with few arrivals to the arches, except for the aforementioned four-minute stretch in which the goals were converted.

As another example of how difficult the match was for Leeds, especially for Bielsa, at 63 minutes Raphinha himself went to look for a ball on the side, arrived at the wrong time and like the Mad He was on his knees (one of his typical poses in games), he took it to his coach who he helped up.

Norwich (last in the table) sought equality, but could not break the Leeds United defense that won a final in the fight for permanence. However, the game was bad and he won because of Raphinha’s goal, Krul’s mistake, but also his good defense.

Kneeling at the end and with a serious face, Bielsa conveyed his dissatisfaction with his team’s game, beyond the importance of the victory achieved.

Leeds United has 10 points in the same number of dates where they also had four losses and the same number of draws. In 17th in the contest and for now he is outside the last three that would be losing the category. Next Sunday (11.00 Argentina time) he will host Leicester City.


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The Bielsa blooper and the Norwich goalkeeper’s mistake: the pearls of the triumph that gave Leeds oxygen