18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez salvages a point for Real Madrid in Madrid Derby

MADRID — Ten-man Atletico Madrid dealt a blow to Real Madrid's LaLiga title hopes when they held the defending champions to a 1-1 draw at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Saturday.

After substitute Angel Correa had got a straight red card in the 64th minute for an elbow to the chest of defender Antonio Ruediger, Jose Maria Gimenez gave Atletico the lead when he netted a header from an Antoine Griezmann free kick in the 78th minute.

However, the 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez levelled the match seven minutes later with a header from a Luka Modric corner.

Real Madrid are second in the LaLiga standings on 52 points, seven behind leaders Barcelona who face lowly Almeria on Sunday. Atletico are fourth on 42 points.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; editing by Clare Fallon)

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