Heading to the Bernabeu this summer, the Brazilian played his part in an emphatic victory for FC Porto against Bayern Munich.
Danilo Luiz da Silva, the talented 23-year-old FC Porto right-back, had been a transfer target for numerous leading clubs around Europe. Manchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona - just a few of the giants that were hot on the trail.
However, at the end of March, an official announcement from Real Madrid, proudly declared they had won the race to sign Danilo. Since then, fans of Los Blancos have been keen to keep an eye on his performances.
Wednesday night provided a perfect opportunity, with FC Porto and the Brazilian player up against one of the toughest opponents in Europe - Bayern Munich - as the two sides began their battle for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.
On the night, it was an excellent team performance from FC Porto, which secured them a superb 3-1 first-leg advantage, against a very out of sorts Bayern Munich.
Ricardo Queresma and Jackson Martinez may have stolen the show with their goals, but Danilo produced a strong enough performance, particularly against such difficult opponents, to suggest Real Madrid have made a good move.
Here's a selection of thoughts from Real Madrid fans on Twitter...
Seeing Danilo play and excited for him to be in a Real Madrid jersey— Diegø (@Diegoo_D10S) April 15, 2015
Danilo is legit.. Can't wait for him to join Real Madrid this summer!— Nathaniel* (@Nathaniel_M3) April 15, 2015
No puedo esperar para ver a Danilo en el Real Madrid!— Anthon (@janthonf) April 15, 2015
"I can't wait to see Danilo at Real Madrid!"
Danilo playing legendary game. Perfect signing by Real Madrid!— Ibrahim (@IamIbrahimKhan) April 15, 2015
Vaya jugador que es Danilo.. Estará buena la competencia con Carvajal para hacerse con el LD del @realmadrid— ⚾️ José D. Martinez (@josedmf) April 15, 2015
"What a player Danilo is... There'll be good competition with Carvajal to claim the right-back position at Real Madrid."
"Welcome to Real Madrid Danilo!"
Danilo is good, excellent addition by Real Madrid— Ham (@HamK_) April 15, 2015
Que buen lateral es Danilo, gran incorporaciónla del Real Madrid— Aldair Montaño (@AldairMontez) April 15, 2015
"What a good full-back Danilo is, great signing by Real Madrid."