Gonzalo Higuain certainly knows how to make an entrance. After coming off the bench against Olympiacos, he only needed a few minutes to alter the course of the game as he set Juve on the way to victory with a 69th-minute opener.
It was the perfect answer to his critics after a spell in which El Pipita had been finding the net a little less regularly than his usual standards.
“I've always remained calm. I've got a fair bit of experience behind me now and I've always scored goals wherever I've played," he said.
"I don't let any of the criticism or plaudits get to me. All that matters is you believe in yourself. You just have to keep cool, get your head down and carry on working. That's how you achieve results."
The striker had a special dedication to make after bagging his first Champions League goal of the year and third of the campaign.
“I want to thank all the people who have always got behind me: my family, friends, fans and team-mates. They all helped me to go out there utterly determined.
“When I scored I felt a rush of joy – it was one of the best moments of my career.
“It wasn't payback or anything, though. I've haven't got one over anyone by scoring today. I just helped the team to get the win. I was so happy to score again.”