Brazilian youngster Hyuri may find it hard to better his goalscoring debut for Botafogo on Thursday night.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder – full name Hyuri Henrique de Oliveira Costa – had only just joined Serie A side Botafogo on loan from local feeder club Audax Rio.
He was handed a surprise start against Coritiba after Uruguay midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro was called up for his national team’s World Cup qualifier against Peru that night.
Apparently Hyuri had impressed with his skill in training, so was thrown in at the deep end – and the 6’1” winger-playmaker did not disappoint, scoring a brace as his side won 3-1 to move third in Brazil's Serie A.
His first goal was an old-fashioned header, but the best was his second to make it 3-0 on 50 minutes.
Picking up the ball on the right, he skins one man to cut into the penalty area, beats another defender with a shimmy before appearing to miscontrol the ball on the bobbly pitch.
But with his back to goal Hyuri somehow manages to perform a double drag-back, taking out two more opponents, before sliding a crisp finish past the goalkeeper.
It was the kind of skill Zinedine Zidane was renowned for pulling off, and if this youngster can perform it consistently there is no reason why he cannot become one of football’s star players.
Whether he makes it or not, it was some way to announce himself in top-flight football.
You’d hope Botafogo agreed a future transfer fee before taking him on loan though, as Audax would surely now be able to name their price…