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Some Leeds fans congratulate Berardi after defender returns from long injury lay-off

Some Leeds United fans were congratulating Gaetano Berardo after the center-half made his first appearance of the season across all competitions.

Berardi has had to wait a while for his first start in the English top-flight, but, finally made his debut when Marcelo Bielsa brought him on as a half-time substitute for Diego Llorente.

The Switzerland international has missed most of the term due to a cruciate ligament injury suffered during the closing stages of last season’s Champions campaign in the 3-1 win over Derby County.

He only fully recovered back at the start of March and made his first start of the season in the win under-23s’ Premier League 2 loss to their Crystal Palace counterparts.

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Berardi’s comeback was a sight to behold for any romantic within the game.

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His long seven-year career with the Whites has seen him form part of the squad that has been chasing Premier League promotion for a number of years. Finally making your debut in the top-flight is a dream for any player as Bielsa praised his impact.

Here are how fans reacted to his debut…

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