Malaga continue unbeaten season

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Updated: September 2, 2012

Malaga celebrated qualifying for the Champions League group stage for the first time with a 1-0 victory at Real Zaragoza that put the Qatar-owned club level on points with Real Mallorca at the top of La Liga on Saturday.

Manuel Pellegrini’s Malaga were deserved winners on a poor, sand-strewn Romareda pitch thanks to Ignacio Camacho’s near-post header from a corner in the 56th minute.

Mallorca then saw off Real Sociedad in the late kickoff after Victor Casadesus stooped to nod the ball into the corner of the net 15 minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win at the Iberostar Estadi.

Getafe followed up last weekend’s surprise 2-1 win at home to champions Real Madrid when they fought back to salvage a 1-1 draw at promoted Deportivo Coruna.

Promoted Celta Vigo earned their first points of the campaign when they beat visiting Osasuna 2-0.

Barca are at home to Valencia on Sunday when Real Madrid, who have one point from two matches, host Granada.

Valladolid also play at point-less Athletic Bilbao and Rayo host Sevilla.