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1-1 in Super Cup first leg

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

1-1 in Super Cup first leg

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MADRID (AP) – James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup today.
Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu and found the back of the net in the 80th minute after he pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area following an attempt by Karim Benzema.
Raul Garcia equalised for Atletico in the 87th from a corner.
Throughout the first half, Atletico held Madrid in check by dominating the midfield with disciplined tackling and ensuring at least two players shadowed forwards Gareth Bale and Ronaldo every time a pass was made to them.