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Late Ronaldo equaliser in derby draw

Madrid stayed three points ahead of Atletico while Barcelona can cut its deficit to Madrid to one point with a victory against Almeria.


March 3, 2014 2:17:24 am

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw at Spanish title rival Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo pounced on a loose ball inside the area to net the 82nd-minute equaliser (his 23rd goal of the season for the league leaders).

Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead at the Vicente Calderon Stadium after three minutes but, instead of wilting, Atletico hit back with two goals to take the lead by halftime.

Koke smashed a low shot beyond Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez, who then watched Gabi Fernandez’s swerving effort from 30 yards fly past him just before the break.

Madrid stayed three points ahead of Atletico while Barcelona can cut its deficit to Madrid to one point with a victory against Almeria.

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