The Argentine scored one and created another on his debut for the Andalusian club, and is hoping to continue delivering as he looks to rebuild his career
Manuel Pellegrini's men recorded a 3-1 victory over Levante at La Rosaleda, with the Argentine scoring one and creating another.
The former Barcelona man had seen his playing time in the Portuguese capital limited, but has vowed to keep on delivering for his new side.
"I hope to continue giving glorious afternoons [to the fans]," he was quoted as saying by Marca.
"The standing ovation reminded me of River Plate. My celebration was for all of the people who have supported me."
Malaga have got over a turbulent summer to record three wins and a draw from their opening four Liga games, and currently sit two points behind Barcelona.