James Rodriguez scores his first goal for Real Madrid
James Rodriguez has scored his first goal for Real Madrid but a late equalizer by Raul Garcia ended the match at a draw.
Former Monaco forward Rodriguez, the Golden Boot winner at this summer's World Cup, netted in the 80th minute. But Garcia scrambled the ball home from a corner for the La Liga champions, The BBC reported.
Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo, who went off at half-time with a suspected back injury. The Super Cup is the Spanish equivalent of the English Community Shield - when the League champions play the FA Cup winners - and the 2014 edition saw reigning La Liga champions Atletico facing Real, who won the Copa del Rey last season.
However, Colombia striker Rodriguez was making his first appearance at Real's Bernabeu Stadium, where supporters paid tribute to club legend Alfredo Di Stefano, who died in July, before kick-off.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)
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