Gareth Bale wasted no time enjoying free-kick duties in Cristiano Ronaldo's injury absence, scoring an excellent goal at home to Galatasaray.
He struck the opener in the 37th minute, one Madrid needed as Sergio Ramos had been sent off just 10 minutes earlier.
Last year Bale made a habit of scoring free-kicks, particularly in the Europa League - now the Champions League is witnessing those talents.
For Tottenham fans watching his progress, it must be a little tough to bear, considering their own side's struggles to find the net at present, coupled with the woeful starts for many of the club's new signings.
Maybe Ronaldo can put his feet up for a bit longer after all.