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.
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 –
Rafa Benitez and Marcelo Bielsa having a moment at full-time after Everton's 2-2 draw against Leeds. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6yiGFPE1nQ— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 21, 2021
Not much they don’t know about football between them 🧠 https://t.co/i8kXHVaaWK— 1919 (@AllLeeds______) August 21, 2021
Two of my absolute favourites. Rafa is a proper classy man and really underrated manager— MOTweets (@MOTweets1919) August 21, 2021
Two of the most awesome coaches, tactical maestros, and not just chequebook managers https://t.co/qc7dDTEGHI— Insignificant Being (@Enspectre1) August 22, 2021
Managerial heritage 🧠🧠⚽️ https://t.co/Ou18Zxdqmq— Rafa Fans (@FactsRafa) August 21, 2021