2/24/07

Gonzalo Higuain saves Real Madrid

Argentinan striker Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for Real Madrid (playing away) to earn a point in a 1-1 draw in Madrid´s derby. David Beckham didn´t play (due to suspension).

Atletico had taken a deserved early lead when captain Fernando Torres scored his first-ever competitive goal against Real.

Higuain, who was signed from River Plate last January helped maintain Real's streak of not having lost to Atletico for seven seasons. The Argentine teenager picked up a through ball from Antonio Cassano and sent the ball past goalkeeper Leo Franco after 62 minutes.

Visitors had to play the final eight minutes with a man less following the dismissal of Fabio Cannavaro, but Atletico could still not fashion a winner.

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