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Norwegian 16-year-old Martin Odegaard debuts for Real Madrid

sports Updated: May 24, 2015 12:35 IST
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Sixteen-year-old Martin Odegaard made his debut with Real Madrid's first team on the final day of the Spanish league Saturday.

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Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard duels for the ball with Getafe's Lacen during a Spanish La Liga soccer match. (AP Photo)



The Norwegian teenager replaced Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo in the 58th minute of Madrid's match against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.



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Martin Odegaard from Norway looks from the bench, prior to the start of a La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Getafe. (AP Photo)

Ronaldo had already scored three goals to put runner-up Madrid on its way to a 7-3 win that didn't have implications on either team's final position in the standings.

Odegaard joined Madrid in January and had played for its "B'' team in the third division since then under club great Zinedine Zidane.