Aged 16 years and 98 days, Málaga forward Fabrice Olinga became the youngest scorer in Liga history as his late goal earned the Champions League play-off contenders a 1-0 victory at promoted RCelta de Vigo.
The second-half substitute made an immediate impact, first hitting the woodwork with a stinging effort and then bundling the ball in off his thigh for an 84th-minute winner, thereby eclipsing Iker Muniain’s 2009 record by 191 days. The hosts – back in the top flight after a five-year hiatus – came closest to restoring parity when Enrique De Lucas struck a post in added time.
Meanwhile, Sevilla opened their La Liga season with a deserved win in an occasionally scrappy game at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Goals by Federico Fazio and Alvaro Negredo, the latter from a disputed penalty, within five first-half minutes ultimately proved enough for the hosts.
Although Alexis halved the deficit five minutes after the break, it failed to prevent his side slipping to a 2-1 defeat.
RCD Mallorca host RCD Espanyol in the late fixture.