La Liga Round 1 Results: Olinga is Malaga's record breaker in win over Celta Vigo recaps the weekend action as the Cameroon-born forward becomes the youngest-ever player to score in the Spanish Primera Division

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Round 1 Results

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Troubled Malaga started the season on a high as they earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory against newly-promoted Celta Vigo, with 16-year-old Fabrice Olinga confirming his place in infamy.

The 16-year-old substitute pounced in the dying seconds to become the youngest goalscorer in Primera Division history, surpassing the record previously held by Athletic Bilbao's Iker Muniain.

The match was a tight affair, with both sides taking competing for possession and the rare chances there were created over the 90 minutes.

But as it appeared as if the opening game of the campaign would end in a stalemate, Olinga bundled the ball home and ensure that, at 16 years and 98 days old, he enjoyed a moment he would never forget.


Two first-half goals saw the hosts hold out for a tight 2-1 victory over Getafe at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday.

Federico Fazio opened the scoring 10 minutes before the end of the first half when he got on the end of an Ivan Rakitic cross to head into the bottom corner. Alvaro Negredo doubled the lead just four minutes later when he dispatched a penalty past Miguel Angel Moya.

Michel Gonzalez’s men appeared comfortable but an awkward second half was in store when former Sevilla player Alexis headed home a Pedro Leon cross.  However, the home side stayed strong and saw out the victory.



A goal in each half from Tomer Hemed helped Mallorca to a 2-1 victory over Espanyol at the Iberostar Stadium.

The Islanders got off to a fantastic start, taking the lead in only the second minute of the match. Hemed got on the end of an Emilio Nsue cross to control and send the ball into the bottom corner with a left-footed strike. 

The celebrations were short-lived, however, as Espanyol equalised four minutes later when Wakaso Mubarak rolled the ball into the bottom right corner from the centre of the box.

The match looked destined for a draw until Hemed popped up again the 85th minute to claim the three points.



Athletic Bilbao came back from three goals down, only to concede twice again in the last 10 minutes in a 5-3 thriller against Real Betis at San Mames.

The hosts endured a horror start to the match, with the impressive visitors going three goals up within half an hour thanks to Ruben Castro, Jorge Molina and a fantastic strike from Benat.

The situation looked ominous for Marcelo Bielsa’s men, but they rallied at the start of the second half and managed a 30-minute salvo of their own. Oscar De Marcos got the ball rolling with a curled strike two minutes after the restart, and Mikel San Jose bagged a brace to make the match all square.

However, all Athletic's hard work was outdone when Alejandro Pozuelo struck, and then Molina scored his second to seal a dramatic win for Pepe Mel’s side, and heap the misery on the Basque outfit.


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Honours were even at the Ciutat de Valencia on Sunday as Levante and Atletico Madrid played out an entertaining 1-1 draw.

The hosts got off to the perfect start when Nabil El Zhar collected a loose ball in the penalty area to power a left-footed strike into the bottom left corner.

Atletico recovered from their poor start, and levelled matters in the 22nd minute when Radamel Falcao picked out Arda Turan on the edge of the box, and the Turkey international guided the ball home to level the game.

Diego Simeone’s men had far more of the play in the second period, but the home side kept tight to earn a share of the points.


Deportivo commenced their Primera Division campaign with a flattering 2-0 victory over Osasuna at the Riazor on Monday evening.

The visitors had more of the possession and had more attempts on goal than Jose Luis Oltra’s side in the match, but the hosts had clinical finishers in their midst.

Riki got the scoring under way eight minutes after half time with a right-footed shot into the bottom corner. Osasuna continued to probe for an equaliser, but on-loan Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira sealed the points for Deportivo in the last minute after a lightning counterattack from the home side.


A dramatic late strike from Roberto Trashorras sealed a 1-0 win for Rayo Vallecano over Granada in a tight affair at Camp de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday night.

Both goalmouths were peppered with shots throughout the 90 minutes, with the hosts notching up 16 strikes, while Granada managed 14 attempts.

However, it proved to be a solitary goal that was the difference between the sides, and what a goal it was - Trashorras stepped up in the last minute to curl a wonderful free kick into the top left corner, sending the home support into raptures.


A close-range finish from Oscar on the stroke of the interval gave newly-promoted Valladolid three impressive points at La Romareda, as La Liga's opening round of the season extended in Tuesday.

The visitors were much the better side in the first half, and deservedly earned their advantage when the midfielder pounced from inside the six-yard box at the culmination of a flowing move, and although Roberto got a palm to the effort, was helpless to stop the ball rolling over the line.

The keeper was inspired 20 minutes from time, however, producing an excellent penalty save to deny Victor Perez after Apono had been penalised for handball.