The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace last Friday, while Cagliari got the better of Strasbourg 2-1 in their recent outing.
Leeds United will host Caglieri in their final pre-season friendly of the summer at Elland road on Sunday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace last Friday, while Cagliari got the better of Strasbourg 2-1 in their recent outing five days later. Leeds didn’t have a great Premier League campaign last term, finishing 17th in the standings with 38 points, just three points above the relegation zone. Cagliari, on the other hand, finished 18th in the 2021-22 Serie A table to get relegated to the second tier of Italian football.
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The Whites began their pre-season with two successive wins against Blackpool (4-0) and Brisbane Roar (2-1) before losing to Aston Villa (1-0) and then shared the spoils against the Eagles in their previous game. Against Crystal Palace, at Optus Stadium, Rodrigo’s opener was canceled out by Jean-Philippe Mateta’s strike. After the game against the Italian outfit, Jesse Marsch’s side will begin their new Premier League season at home against Wolves on August 6. Two of the big names Raphinha and Kalvin Philips have left the club to join Barcelona and Manchester City respectively, while Brenden Aaronson, Marc Roca and Luis Sinisterra are the notable new recruits.
Cagliari, on the other hand, after the game against the Whites, will take on Perugia in the Copa Italia fixture before kicking off their Serie B season away to Como on August 13. Fabio Liverani’s side participated in just two friendlies this summer, starting with a 3-0 win over Olbia before getting the better of Strasbourg courtesy of goals from Leonardo Pavoletti and Jacopo Desogus.
Leeds United probable starting lineup: Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Llorente, Davis; Adams, Kich; Harrison, Aaronson, James; Bamford
Cagliari probable starting lineup: Radunovic; Altare, Goldaniga, Obert; Zappa, Rog, Nandez, Deiola, Desogus; Lapadula, Pavoletti
The Pre-season friendly match between Leeds United and Cagliari will take place at Elland Road on Sunday at 11:15 pm IST.
|Leeds United vs Cagliari||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in UK||6:45 pm|
|Kickoff time in Italy||7:45 pm|
The live coverage of the match is available on LUTV