Some Leeds fans react as Gaetano Berardi returns for Under-23 side

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds drew 2-2 with Burnley's Under-23 side at Elland Road.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa paces the touchline after his side went 1-0 down during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on October 6,...

Marcelo Bielsa watched on at Elland Road on Friday afternoon as Leeds United's Under-23 side went from 2-0 up to draw 2-2 with Burnley's second string - and some fans have reacted to Gaetano Berardi's display.

The 30-year-old has missed the last six Championship matches through a knee injury, after starring at centre-back during the early part of the campaign under Bielsa.

He returned to action on Friday afternoon and played the entire 90 minutes as Carlos Corberan's Leeds surrendered a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 with Premier League side Burnley.

 

Berardi started and finished the match at left wing-back and gave Leeds the lead from a corner, heading home via two deflections. The one-time Switzerland international has only ever scored one goal for the Whites.

Kemar Roofe, also playing for the Whites alongside first-team stars Adam Forshaw, Jamal Blackman, Lewis Baker, Jamie Shackleton and Jack Clarke, scored the second with a precise finish inside the box.

Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 20, 2018 in Derby, England.

But Burnley came back and scored goals through Dwight McNeil and Ollie Younger, leaving Corberan's side frustrated with a 2-2 draw that really should have seen them score four or five in the first half.

Leeds fans reacted to former Sampdoria defender Berardi's display, applauding the versatile defender for his goal and he could now be available for October 20's trip to Blackburn Rovers - with Luke Ayling out and Barry Douglas doubtful.

 

Leeds United's Gaetano Berardi during the pre-match warm-up during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

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