16 Year old Olinga beats the odds for Malaga

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Updated: August 19, 2012

Sixteen-year-old Fabrice Olinga came off the bench to become the youngest goalscorer in the history of La Liga as Malaga spoiled Celta Vigo’s return to the Primera Division at Balaidos with a 1-0 win.

Cameroon teenager Olinga, a graduate of Samuel Eto’o’s football academy, was only called into Manuel Pellegrini’s matchday squad because of a lack of numbers. But after becoming the fifth youngest player ever to play in the Spanish top flight – at 16 years and 98 days – he struck to break Iker Muniain’s goalscoring record which had stood at 16 years and 289 days old.

Federico Fazio and Alvaro Negredo grabbed first-half goals for Sevilla in a 2-1 home win over Getafe.

In the late game, kicking off at an unprecedented 11pm local time, Israeli forward Tomer Hemed scored twice to help Mallorca beat Espanyol 2-1.

Todays La Liga action sees Athletic Bilbao take on Real Betis, Fernando Llorente will be looking to get the home fans behind him following his comments about leaviving the club.

The self confessed “Only One” Jose Mourinho and his team Real begin their campaign at the Santiago Bernabeu against Valencia, while bitter rivals Barcelona are at home to Real Sociedad. All eyes will be on Ronaldo and Messi as they begin their scoring exploits all over again.

Levante the surpise package from last year also kick off in front of their home fans when they take on Athletica Madrid, Columbian, Falcoa looking to start the season how he finished in front of goal.

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