Nacer Chadli stepped into the very large shoes vacated by injured striker Harry Kane, as Tottenham beat Fiorentina.
Tottenham's weak point has widely been acknowledged as their lack of an alternative to the England striker, and it would be false to describe Chadli as anything other than a makeshift replacement in his role.
Yet the Belgian did not let Tottenham down, helping them to a 3-0 win, 4-1 on aggregate.
He played a key role in the second goal, with his shot spilled by the goalkeeper, for Erik Lamela to fire into the net.
Chadli could almost have scored himself, putting the ball in the back of the net early in the second half, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.
His effort for Lamela's goal was his only shot on target, aside from the offside goal, while he created one chance. Chadli touched the ball 32 times, fewer than any other Tottenham starter, but to be expected from a striker.
Spurs have a decision to make whether to include Chadli against Swansea City from the start on Sunday and keep Kane in reserve or on the bench, with games against West Ham and Tottenham days later, or rush the England striker back.
His efforts up front truly split fans, who offered a range of opinion on his performance on social media. Here is a look at what they had to say...
3 things I learnt tonight:— Mr Hubbadopolopodos (@oldgreyfool) February 25, 2016
Trippier is better than Walker.
Chadli is not a striker.
We are very very good.#coys
Chadli cannot play up front, he's clueless. Nevertheless we're through! #COYS— Ricky (@Spillett33) February 25, 2016
I thought we could play Chadli up top if Kane was to get injured but I think I'd stick Son up there. Definitely need another striker. #COYS— NiñoSpurs (@NinoSpurs) February 25, 2016
Got up at 5am to watch the second half. Looked imperious, great to see Mason back and Chadli looked alright up top. Good stuff #coys— Paulie G (@paulie_g) February 25, 2016
Chadli a much better option up front than Son imo #COYS— Tony Burroughs (@tonyburroughs81) February 25, 2016
Good performance by Spurs but what I learnt tonight was that Chadli is no striker.— LonDon Spurs (@im_the_don01) February 25, 2016
We should have brought a second striker
Pleasantly surprised with Chadli as a striker I must say #coys— who's name (@MarkThomas2002) February 25, 2016
Chadli's movement as a striker isn't enough, he tends to drift towards the player with the ball as opposed to pulling away to make space.— Gav (@TheMightyYids) February 25, 2016
Accomplished performance...but surely only people that don't understand football can seriously say that Chadli can as a striker— miserable bastard (@THFC_Makaveli) February 25, 2016