Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

Atletico’s Vietto strikes late in draw with Real

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Atletico Madrid substitute Luciano Vietto struck late to rescue a 1-1 La Liga draw against Real Madrid on Sunday, while Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait to set a new club scoring record.Vietto slotted the ball home with seven minutes to go after Karim Benzema had given visitors Real the lead early on.The Frenchman continued his hot streak in front of goal by nodding home a Daniel Carvajal cross after nine minutes, his seventh of the campaign.Real defender Sergio Ramos brought down Tiago Cardosa for a penalty after 21 minutes but Antoine Griezmann’s effort was well saved by Keylor Navas.The stage was set for Ronaldo to break Real’s scoring record against their city rivals but the Portuguese had a quiet match and remains level with Raul on 323 goals.Real are second in the table, level with Celta Vigo and Barcelona on 15 points from seven games. Atletico are fifth with 13 points.”It was important for us to rescue a point. We did enough to win but it didn’t happen,” Vietto told reporters.”It was a big game and more so because it was a derby. There was obvious tension and nerves can cause you problems.”We corrected the mistakes we made and we played well in the second half.”

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