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Five things we learned about Leeds United from their 1-1 draw

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Taking a closer look at Leeds United's match with Burnley this weekend.

Leeds United began their new Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against Burnley and fans will have learned plenty from the occasion.

Here we take a look at five things we discovered during the entertaining match at Elland Road on Saturday.

There are exciting times ahead

If this match is anything to go by, Leeds fans are in for a treat this season. Their side looked impressive throughout and along with Burnley they put on an exciting footballing display that bodes well for the months ahead.

Both sides went for it and there was nothing tentative about Uwe Rosler’s side, who clearly wanted to get an early three points on the board.

Berardi is a class act

Gaetano Berardi may not have been first-choice right-back at Elland Road last season but the Swiss player certainly is now.

He shone on Saturday, playing a significant role in negating Burnley’s wide players and if he keeps this up Scott Wootton will have to make do with a bit-part role at best.

Bamba just gets better

Speaking of defenders, Sol Bamba proved yet again just how good he is, and how important he is for Leeds’ back-line.

The Ivorian looked great against Burnley, winning nine duels, five interceptions and making 12 clearances, proving why his permanent signing was a necessity this summer.

Antenucci has a significant role to play

Leeds may have signed two new strikers this summer in the form of Lee Erwin and Chris Wood, but Italian Mirco Antenucci should not be forgotten…and on this evidence he will not be.

Last season’s top scorer for Leeds scored their first goal of the new campaign after coming off the bench and his introduction changed the game.

Dallas is just what Leeds needed

Leeds needed a new winger for some time and last week they finally got one, with Stuart Dallas arriving from Brentford.

He took little time to settle and impressed on Saturday, hitting the woodwork with one effort and suggesting that he could soon be one of the club’s most important players.

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