STEFAN SCEPOVIC, the Celtic striker on loan at Getafe for the season, scored the only goal of the game against Malaga.
His solitary strike was enough to give his new team their first points of the Primera Division.
The Serbian frontman, who struggled after joining the Hoops last summer in a £2.3million deal from Sporting Gijon, netted on his debut for the Madrid-based outfit.
Scepovic made his first appearance for the Hoops in the 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Parkhead on September 13, but it took him until October 23 before he notched his first goal in front of his new fans in the 2-1 victory over the Rumanians of Astra in the Europa League.
That was the first of only six he scored for the SPFL champions which included two in the 5-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle of the final day of the campaign.
He had no such problem getting off the mark with Getafe when he powered home an eight-yard header from a right-wing cross provided by Victor Rodriguez in only the second minute.
However, Scepovic passed up the opportunity to settle the home side’s nerves when he missed the target from close range midway through the opening half after being set up by a teasing cross from Roberto Lago.
Boss Fran Escriba, who had seen his side lose their three opening games of the season, said he was “absolutely delighted” with the player.
Getafe have the option to buy the 25-year-old for £1.3million next summer. He is under contract at Celtic until July 2018.
The club travel to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday where Scepovic will hope to be on target again.
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