Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni has etched his name into the history books of the Spanish champions on Sunday night.
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.
In the latest edition of the Madrid Derby, Los Blancos made the short trip to the Wanda Metropolitano, aware that a victory would guide them back clear of Barcelona to the summit of the La Liga table.
And, when all was said and done, make it a perfect six wins from six to open the defence of their title is precisely what Real went on to do.
A hard-fought 90 minutes ultimately gave rise to a 2-1 result, with Rodrygo and the in-form Federico Valverde ensuring that Mario Hermoso’s late header proved little more than a consolation come the full-time whistle:
Another Real star to have played a key role in Los Merengues’ triumph on Sunday comes in the form of Aurelien Tchouameni.
French international Tchouameni, a summer arrival at the Bernabeu, shone once more against Atleti, excelling from his deep-lying midfield berth.
It was in fact the youngster’s abilities in the attacking third, though, which proved crucial in the visitors opening the scoring this evening.
This came as Tchouameni’s delicate chipped pass split Diego Simeone’s backline wide open, allowing Rodrygo to lash home at Jan Oblak’s near post.
And, in the process, the former AS Monaco man secured for himself an impressive piece of history.
As per statisticians Opta, Tchouameni has become the 2nd youngest Real Madrid player to bag an assist on his derby debut against Atletico since the turn of the century.
The only Blancos star to have managed as much at a younger age? Compatriot Karim Benzema.