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Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds United head coach says he watches all opponents train

Marcelo Bielsa says he has sent a member of staff to watch every team Leeds have played this season train. The Whites head coach called a news conference on Wednesday as the Football Association and English Football League investigates the ongoing ‘spy’ saga. Before Friday’s win over Derby, the ex-Argentina manager admitted sending a staff member to watch the Rams train. Bielsa said: “I observed all the rivals we played against and watched the training sessions of all opponents.” More to follow. Source link

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Marcelo Bielsa ‘spy’ revelation: Leeds United boss ‘reminded of club’s integrity and honesty’

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands both before and after Friday’s game at Elland Road Head coach Marcelo Bielsa will be “reminded of the integrity and honesty” of Leeds United after he admitted sending a staff member to ‘spy’ on a Derby County training session. Before Leeds’ 2-0 win over the Rams on Friday, Bielsa said he was responsible after a man was seen outside the Rams’ training ground the previous day. Leeds have also “formally apologised” for Bielsa’s pre-match conduct. The Football Association has said it is…

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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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Marcelo Brozovic: Inter Milan midfielder hides behind wall to stop Luis Suarez free-kick

One of the great goal saving blocks… Have Inter Milan discovered a revolutionary football tactic? It is a wonder that this has not been tried more often by teams, before the Serie A side’s Champions League game at Barcelona. Here is the scene – Barca have a free-kick on the edge of the area, and Luis Suarez steps up. Normally at this kind of set-piece, the wall jumps. And so Suarez decides to be clever – by rolling the ball under it. He wheels away to celebrate. But he has…

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