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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Seedorf's 50 Meter Strike Gives Real Share of Derby

MADRID, Spain -- Dutch international Clarence Seedorf enhanced his reputation as one of the world's leading players with a spectacular goal to help Real Madrid draw 1-1 with local rivals Atletico after Brazil's Juninho had scored on his league debut.


Seedorf scored from nearly 50 meters out with the outside of his right foot Saturday to provide a fitting start to the Spanish league and an early candidate for goal of the season.


Real had the majority of the possession in the Madrid derby but struggled to find its finishing touch until midfielder Seedorf struck.


Real had fallen behind to a 16-minute goal from Juninho in the Brazilian's first league match for his new club.


Juninho cost Atletico $19.3 million in a close-season signing from English club Middlesbrough but went part of the way to repaying the fee by slotting home a pass from Kiko Narvaez.


The shot from the edge of the penalty area went between Real defenders Sanchis and Karanka and gave goalkeeper Santiago Canizares no chance.


Canizares, though, had an outstanding match and constantly frustrated the attempts of another Atletico new boy, Christian Vieri.


The Italian striker had three clear-cut first-half chances foiled by the Real goalkeeper.


More bravery in the second half by Canizares restricted Atletico to just one goal.


Molina at the other end had an equally impressive game, defying the best efforts of Yugoslavian striker Predrag Mijatovic.


On Sunday, Rivaldo scored twice and Giovanni scored another as Barcelona's Brazilians gave the club a triumphant start to the Spanish season with a 3-0 victory over Real Sociedad.


Rivaldo opened the scoring after 26 minutes with a bending free kick from outside the penalty area.


Ten minutes into the second half, Giovanni put the Catalan club further ahead after an outstanding run through the defense by his compatriot Sonny Anderson. Rivaldo completed the scoring with his second goal after 80 minutes.


Newly promoted Real Mallorca got off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Valencia. Amato got a goal after just five minutes for the islanders.


Yugoslav international Miroslav Djukic equalized for Valencia after 54 minutes but then four minutes from time got the dubious distinction of scoring at both ends after turning a cross into his own net.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)