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Malaga coach pleased with ´fortunate´ win

19 August 2012 11:00

Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has conceded his side was lucky to grab all three points in their 1-0 win over Celta Vigo.

The Andalusians saw off the recently promoted side with a late effort from Olinga, 16, who became La Liga's youngest ever goal-scorer with his 83rd minute strike.

Speaking to the press after the game, the club's Chilean coach admitted he would have settled for a solitary point given the performances of both sides.

"We were fortunate enough to win, whilst a draw on that last play would not have been unfair," the 58-year old said.

Malaga have been subject of much upheaval following financial difficulties at the club, and Pellegrini believes his side did well to put this and the departure of several star names behind them.

"Our group has been through some very difficult times but they have served to make them stronger in spirit and mind," he said.

Malaga's next fixture is their Champions League play-off match against Panathinaikos on Wednesday.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
18 August 2012
Game week
1
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
0 - 1
Venue
Estadio de Balaídos (Vigo)
Attendance
16360

Goals

0 - 1
84' F. Olinga
 (assist by D. Buonanotte)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17
20
9
1
6
16
25
# Player Bookings
45 84'
20
18
16
17
21
32

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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
10 0 +0 0
11 0 +0 0
12 0 +0 0
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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