Boca Juniors fans saw the good and bad sides of Carlos Tevez after he netted a superb goal and committed a reckless tackle in the same game.
Carlos Tevez was in the thick of the action for Boca Juniors this weekend after a performance that saw the former Manchester City striker garner as much praise and he did criticism.
The 31-year-old made an emotional return to Boca this summer, following a successful two-year stint in Italy with Juventus.
Tevez started his career with the Buenos Aires giants, scoring 38 goals in 110 outings before moving on to Corinthians in Brazil and later West Ham and Manchester United.
A title winner with the Red Devils, Manchester City and Juve, he already appears to be on course for more club honours with Boca five points clear at the top of the Primera Division standings.
Tevez has played his part too with four goals in eight appearances for the Genoese already this term.
However, his latest appearance for Boca is already proving the source of some controversy after Tevez was involved in the two most notable moments of the game – but in altogether different circumstances.
Facing Argentinos Juniors in a game with local Buenos Aires pride at stake, at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, Tevez's first notable involvement came in first-half stoppage time.
With the teams set to go in goalless, the 31-year-old went on a memorable solo run that finished with a sublime strike from the edge of the area.
It was a goal that reminded fans just why Juventus had been so hesitant to part company with the Argentina international.
Tevez then doubled Boca's lead after the break, with the game seemingly going the way of the away side.
But just a minute later, Bichos Colorados hit back with Ezequiel Ham netting a poacher's goal to give the hosts renewed hope.
The 21-year-old is seen as one of Argentinos Junior's brightest prospects, having already scored two goals from eight appearances for his club side.
However in the game's most controversial moment, Tevez turned villain after committing a dangerous tackle on Ham that resulted in a broken ankle for the young Argentine.
In a fiery encounter that featured seven yellow cards and a red, the tackle was the most notable of the bad challenges on display and a surprisingly reckless moment from a seasoned international with European experience to his name.
In any case with Ham subbed off for Argentinos Juniors on 78 minutes, Boca went on to win 3-1 with Tevez's contribution – both good and bad – proving crucial.
The former City man may think twice next time he goes for a 50/50 ball though.