Malaga picked up their first win of the season at the tenth time of asking as they defeated Celta Vigo 2-1 at La Rosaleda.
The home side began the evening bottom of the table having picked up just one point from their opening nine games, that coming in a 3-3 draw with Athletic Bilbao.
They started the game promisingly however as they went in search of an early goal and had a couple of half chances but nothing seriously troubling Ruben Blanco in the Celta goal.
Right on half time though they took a deserved lead. A long free kick fell for Paul Baysse whose overhead kick was deflected on to the cross bar but the ball looped up for Adrian Gonzalez to nod into the back of the net.
The visitors who had been quiet for the most part had the ball in the net at the start of the second half through Iago Aspas but it was ruled out as Pablo Hernandez had been offside in the build up.
Aspas though would be celebrating a goal in the 76th minute when he got his head on Pione Sisto’s cross from the left to hook the ball over Roberto and into the net.
Parity lasted barely seven minutes however as the hosts went back in front from the spot.
Youssef En-Nesyri saw his shot blocked by the hand of Gustavo Cabral and referee Jaime Latre showed no hesitation in giving the penalty which Recio calmly slotted into the corner.
The win is only the second time this season Malaga have taken anything from a game and sees them off the bottom of table with Alaves moving down.