On-loan Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto struck the opening goal of the Spanish league season on Saturday evening to earn Malaga a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.

The 21-year-old assumed penalty responsibilities on 35 minutes and sent the rebound home after his spot-kick had initially been palmed away by the goalkeeper.

Alberto, a versatile attacking midfielder who arrived at Anfield last summer, is spending the duration of 2014-15 with the La Liga outfit.

Elsewhere in Spain, forward Iago Aspas was an unused substitute as Sevilla kicked off their campaign with a 1-1 home draw against Valencia.

In France, meanwhile, Belgium international Divock Origi entered the action for the final 17 minutes of Lille's 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over Lorient.