By Joe Ellis

28th Sep, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United ace Luis Sinisterra labelled an 'animal' after Colombia heroics

Luis Sinisterra can do no wrong at the moment as the Leeds United winger scored twice to see Colombia come from behind to beat Mexico.

2-0 down at half-time, manager Nestor Lorenzo had seen enough and brought the Elland Road ace on for Radamel Falcao and the game turned on its head in the second half.

Goals in the 49th and 52nd minute for Sinisterra brought the game level before Zenit St Petersburg striker Wilmar Barrios completed the turnaround.

The 23-year-old’s first goal of the night was assisted by Juventus wing-back Juan Cuadrado who took to his Instagram page to wax lyrical about his nation’s breakthrough star of the future.

“Congratulations Panita, very animal,” The 34-year-old wrote on his story on 28 September having played the full 90 minutes of the international friendly at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Big game player

It may have been billed as an international friendly but teams in South and Central America all have an intense rivalry and Colombia and Mexico are no different.

Both sides will have been desperate to take victory in California and thanks to the magic of Sinisterra after the break, the former managed to get the job done in the end.

That kind of game-changing performance is something Jesse Marsch will be extremely excited about if it can be repeated at Elland Road when he gets back to Yorkshire.

Brenden Aaronson and Jack Harrison have so far kept the 23-year-old out of the starting XI on a regular basis but the American’s difficult international period might have seen the momentum swing towards Sinisterra.

Marsch certainly has plenty of attacking options and he will be having the ideal manager’s headache before the visit of Aston Villa on Sunday when the Premier League returns to action.

In other Leeds United news, Premier League record-holder Brad Friedel has been shouting from the rooftops himself about another Elland Road man.