Former Everton players Kevin Sheedy, Phil Neville and Gary Lineker have hailed the performance of Roberto Martinez's men on Twitter following their victory over Dynamo Kiev.
The Toffees came from behind to seal a 2-1 win at Goodison Park, courtesy of goals from Steven Naismith and a penalty from Romelu Lukaku.
They will now travel to the Ukraine next week with a slender lead to defend and looking to reproduce a fine performance and seal their progression to the next round of the Europa League.
Now, former favourites have responded to the victory, with Neville and Sheedy suggesting it could be the turning point in the campaign for the Blues, who are struggling down in the lower reaches of the Premier League, a far cry from their success in Europe.
Get in. Hopefully turning point of the season. COYB @Everton— Kevin Sheedy (@kevin11sheedy) March 12, 2015
Good win for the toffees - hopefully that will give the lads confidence now for the run inn!— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) March 12, 2015
However, Lineker seemed to be criticising the other English teams who have played in Europe, with Arsenal and Manchester City having lost their Champions League ties the week before and Chelsea being knocked out by Paris St Germain on Wednesday.
At least one of our sides has won in Europe. Well played Everton.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 12, 2015
Adding to his praise for the side, Sheedy highlighted the performance of forward Lukaku for commendation after the Belgian put in another fine display in Europe.
The young forward was a constant nuisance to the Ukrainian side, using his strength to hold off three Kiev players before slotting in Naismith for the equaliser, while also later converting the penalty to get the win for his side.