Real Madrid held by Valladolid in home opener

Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez lies on the field during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Isco, right, vies for the ball with Valladolid's Michel during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Isco, second right, vies for the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, right, vies for the ball with Valladolid's Kiko Olivas during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane, right, talks with his player during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)

MADRID — Real Madrid conceded a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Valladolid in James Rodríguez's return to the Spanish league on Saturday.

Karim Benzema gave Madrid the lead in the 82nd minute but Sergi Guardiola spoiled its home opener with an 88th-minute goal at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Still without the injured Eden Hazard, Rodríguez was Madrid's main attraction in a match that marked the playmaker's return to action with the club, more than two years after joining Bayern Munich on loan.

Madrid had opened with a 3-1 win at Celta Vigo.

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