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Balaidos, Spain

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  • Fabrice 84'

Olinga makes history

Sixteen-year-old Fabrice Olinga came off the bench to score the winner on his debut for Malaga as they spoiled Celta Vigo's return to the Primera Division with a 1-0 win at Balaidos.

Fabrice's goal saw him become the youngest goalscorer in Primera Division

history, Malaga confirmed on their website. At 16 years, three months and six days old, the Cameroon-born striker also was also Malaga's youngest-ever debutant.

Enrique de Lucas had wasted a number of chances to take the lead for the hosts,

back in the top flight after five years, early in the second-half as the former

Chelsea midfielder was twice denied by fine saves from Will Caballero and also

chipped wastefully wide when clean through on goal.

Manuel Pellegrini's changes gave Malaga an extra gear and two of the subs

combined for the goal seven minutes from time as Diego Buonanotte got to the

by-line and cut the ball back for Olinga to bundle into the empty net off his


Celta should still have snatched a point in stoppage time but Gustavo Cabral

somehow smashed the ball against the bar when presented with an open goal to

leave the Galicians empty handed.

Malaga's financial difficulties over the summer meant they lined-up with no new

faces, but that continuity from last season appeared to give them the advantage

in the early stages as they started brightly.

Javi Varas had to be alert to turn away Joaquin's free-kick and Isco should

have scored on 20 minutes when he blazed over after more good work down the

right from Joaquin.

Slowly though Celta started to work their way into the game and could have been

ahead themselves before the break as Andres Tunez headed a good chance wide and

Alex Lopez saw his fierce effort deflected just over.

De Lucas then had three clear openings within the first eight minutes of the

second period but Caballero stood tall to block his first two efforts before

doing just enough to put the Celta midfielder off and he flicked his third

opportunity just wide.

Olinga appeared to have wasted his chance for glory with 13 minutes remaining

when Isco's thunderous shot rocketed off the crossbar and fell perfectly for the

Cameroonian only for him to scoop the ball harmlessly over.

However, six minutes later Olinga was on hand to turn the ball in when

Buonanotte pulled it back into the danger area after the youngster's original

effort had come off the post.

Celta desperately pushed forward in search of an equaliser and they should have

found it in the dying seconds when De Lucas' clever backheel picked out Cabral

inside the area but the centre-back went for power rather than precision and his

effort bounced off the bar and away to safety.

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Scoring Summary

  • Celta Vigo
  • Malaga
(84') Fabrice

Match Stats

  • Celta Vigo
  • Malaga
17(3) Shots (on goal) 16(6)
13 Fouls 9
8 Corner kicks 9
2 Offsides 2
51% Time of Possession 49%
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
5 Saves 3


  • Celta Vigo
  • Malaga
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