4 Shots, 95% Pass Accuracy: Ex Leeds United winger Gradel stars v Inter Milan

St Etienne

Former Leeds star Max Gradel shone as Saint Etienne drew with Inter Milan.

While Leeds remain as embroiled as ever in their own toils in the Championship, one of their former players starred in a notable fixture last night.

Ex Whites winger Max Gradel was selected as a starter for Saint Etienne as they hosted Italian giants Inter Milan in the Europa League, playing all 90 minutes.

He starred as the French side held the 2010 Champions League winners to a 1-1 draw, going up against former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic.

Gradel had four shots and goal, and created one chance, and was a thorn in the side of the Italian side all night long.

He completed 95 per cent of his passes, let down only by his poor crossing, finding a teammate with only one of eight attempts.

The 26-year-old has been in impressive form this season, scoring three times in seven starts for Saint Etienne, but is yet to open his account in the Europa League.

Gradel was linked with a return to Leeds back in January, having left the club for Saint Etienne in 2011, with West Ham also said to have been considering bringing him back to England.

He did however sign a new contract at the end of September, reported the BBC, extending his deal until 2017, preventing him becoming a free agent next summer.

His Saint Etienne side are however still searching for their first Europa League win. They have drawn all four of their matches so far.

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