Football

Historic win for Leganes

Victor Diaz scored the only goal as Leganes defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 yesterday morning (Singapore time) in the club's first-ever game in the Spanish top flight.

Diaz steered in from a corner on 75 minutes to hand Leganes victory on their La Liga debut, having won promotion to the top tier by finishing runners-up in Spain's second division last season.

Leganes, who were founded in 1928, will host Atletico Madrid at their modest 8,000-seater stadium on the outskirts of the Spanish capital in their first home game on Sunday morning before champions Barcelona visit next month.

Meanwhile, Las Palmas stunned Valencia 4-2 at the Mestalla with Croatian striker Marko Livaja netting a brace in the final game of the opening round of matches in Spain.

- AFP.

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