Jese Rodriguez arrives on the Clasico stage

Ultimately, Jese Rodriguez's goal was of no consequence in El Clasico. He scored too late for Real Madrid to take advantage and they never came close to equalizing in their 2-1 loss to Barcelona. Still, it's worth admiring this goal, since it was scored by a 20-year-old at the Camp Nou, playing in the biggest rivalry match in the world for the first time.

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He had the intelligence to make the right run to the right place at the right time, the pace to beat his defender and the composure to beat Victor Valdes at full speed. It might not matter much in the context of Saturday's game, but this goal matters in the context of Real Madrid's future and a budding young star's career. It didn't affect the result, but it was still a big-time goal in every way, and one that should have all of Madrid's forwards not named Ronaldo fearing for their places.

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