Carlos Tevez could not have asked for better timing for an international recall.
After a three-year hiatus, new coach Tata Martino selected the Juventus striker for the clash with Croatia, hosted at his former club West Ham.
Tevez began the game off the bench, coming on midway through the game to rapturous applause, with his every touch cheered by the crowd.
The Argentine is a Hammers hero after almost single-handedly helping them escape relegation in 2006/07, before being signed by Manchester United.
Argentina won the game 2-1 with Lionel Messi hitting the winner from the penalty spot, while off the pitch fans clamoured to be seen with Tevez.
Here are the best pictures of Tevez at Upton Park...