40 seconds had barely been played when Antonio Conte's Chelsea side found themselves trailing in Rome on Wednesday night.
Stephan El Shaarawy is a living football cliche in that he is not a great scorer of goals, but is a scorer of great goals, and he pulled something out of the very top-drawer before most players on the pitch had even had a touch of the ball.
A ball from Alexander Kolarov was played into Edin Dzeko who's odd control saw the ball bounce wantingly to the edge of the area, El Shaarawy was on hand to lash the leather off the ball and managed to keep it down despite catching it on the bounce.
A sensational finish was the result:
What a hit son, what a hit.
A lot of time left in the game, but a perfect start for Roma. El Shaarawy has three goals and an assist so far in Serie A this term, although none will be as satisfying as watching that strike hit the back of the net.