Andre Schurrle knew it. This was the moment.
His perfect cross was impeccably taken by Mario Gotze on the chest, who spun and fired the ball on the volley past Sergio Romero.
It was the extra-time goal in which Germany beat Argentina 1-0, and solidified his own claim along with Gotze as a memorable super-sub.
Schurrle came off the bench in the 32nd minute for the injured Sebastien Kramer, adding his assists to the three goals he has already scored in Brazil.
The Chelsea star will head back to the Blues in several weeks, and will command an extra respect among teammates and opponents.
It may even be enough to convince manager Jose Mourinho to grant him further opportunities next season - and showed why the fee paid for him a year ago may go onto represent a bargain.