Watch: Marcelo Bielsa and Rafa Benitez share lovely moment after intense battle

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Marcelo Bielsa and Rafa Benitez embrace each other after the full-time whistle at Elland Road

Two of the greatest tacticians of their generation locked horns as the new Premier League season saw its first end-to-end game during the 2-2 draw between Leeds United and Everton.

Both sets of players showed passion and desire to get all 3 points as the game was in full battle mode since the first whistle, with a packed Elland Road adding to the intense atmosphere.

As fierce as the game was during the 90 minutes, there was a delightful moment between the two managers after the full-time whistle.

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Both Marcelo Bielsa and Rafa Benitez embraced each other and were seen engrossed in a conversation involving a lot of hand gestures and mutual respect.

A football purist’s dream, check out the reaction on Twitter –

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By Surjit Patowary

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