Sergio Aguero owes Kevin De Bruyne a favour.
The Belgian midfielder saved Man City’s star striker considerable embarrassment with a goal that made club history against Paris St-Germain.
His curled second-half finish secured City a place in the Champions League semi-final for the first time ever.
But it should have been Aguero writing himself into the club’s folklore, after he had a chance to put the Blues in front with a penalty.
He may be one of the Premier League’s most prolific goalscorers, but against PSG his effort drifted woefully far right.
Which took everyone by surprise.
Man City had entered the evening with a slender advantage, with the first leg ending 2-2, providing City with the away-goal boost if the second leg was a draw.
A game PSG side meant there was little room for error, however, and supporters were worried Aguero’s miss might be fatal.
In fairness to the Argentinian, it had hardly been a stellar attacking display from City until the goal.
But, one thing is for sure, he will be thanking De Bruyne for making sure he wasn’t the evening’s main talking point.