Rewind three days.
It's Champions League night at Juventus Stadium. Seven minutes into the second half and it is Juve 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb. After a tightly contested first 45 minutes of few chances, a breakthrough is just moments away.
Mario Lemina powers to the edge of the penalty area but finds his way blocked by yellow shirts only for the ball to spin loose into space.
There to greet it is Juventus' number 9 who, within the blink of an eye, flashes a shot towards the bottom corner and is already setting off to celebrate before it hits the net.
Gonzalo Higuain has scored ten times for the Bianconeri but that effort, three days before the striker's 29th birthday, was not only an early gift for his new supporters but also a demonstration of everything that needs to know about the prolific frontman.
Pipita brought the Stadium to its feet that night, not for the first time (see his unforgettable winning goal against Napoli in October) and certainly not for the last, either.
Everyone associated with Juventus Football Club would like to wish Gonzalo many happy returns on his special day and plenty more moments like those throughout the rest of his debut campaign in black and white.