Teenager Rodriguez’s late goal secures crucial point for Real Madrid

Real Madrid's young striker Alvaro Rodriguez salvaged a late 1-1 draw for the champions in a tense derby clash against 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday in La Liga.

The point reduces league Barcelona's advantage on Los Blancos to seven , but gives the Catalans the chance to expand the gap to 10 against Almeria.

Jose Gimenez had headed Atletico in front in the second half shortly after team-mate Angel Correa had been sent off for elbowing Madrid Antonio Rudiger.

However 18-year-old forward Rodriguez headed Madrid level on only his second league appearance for the club. The striker also made a strong impact in a cameo against Osasuna last week.

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