is still haunted by the decision of its late president Jesus Gil y Gil
to disband its youth program in 1992.
, who was 13 when he switched allegiance from Atletico and Real Madrid because of Gil's decision, scored in just 30 seconds Sunday for La Liga leader in its 2-0 victory at Atletico
to give him 11 goals against his former club.
The victory extended Real's dominance over Atletico, which has not won a game in the Madrid derby in nine years.
of Atletico's first win against Real Madrid at the Calderon Stadium since June 1999 were quickly dashed when Robinho picked Pablo Ibanez
on the byline and
found Raul free at near post to poke the ball home.
The goal was Raul's ninth of La Liga season, matching his best season output since the 2003-04 season when he scored 11
Against the run of play, Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy
scored his 12th goal of the season late in the first half to clinch the win, the
seventh straight for Real Madrid, which has hardly dazzled this season, but it has opened up a commanding lead.
The Merengues remained seven points ahead of second-place Barcelona, a
1-0 winner over Racing Santander, and 12 points ahead of third-place Villarreal, a 3-0 victory over Valencia in their derby on Sunday. Atletico fell to fourth place, 13 points behind Real
"It wasn't a spectacular victory, but it was a necessary one," said Real coach Bernd Schuster
. "What I'm pleased
about is that we are working as hard as every other team, but the quality we have means we are a cut above all our rivals."