In a match built up to be the possible last encounter between this generation's two greatest soccer superstars in Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, it was United States midfielder Weston McKennie who produced the match's biggest moment of magic.
Take a bow, McKennie.
The 22-year-old from Little Elm, Texas, had to time this scissor-kick volley to perfection, and did just that. First, it was beautiful distribution out to his right-wing for Juan Cuadrado. For the second straight Juventus match, Cuadrado connected with a McKennie who's turning himself into quite the goalscoring midfielder.
McKennie's sensational firecracker was sandwiched in between two Ronaldo penalty kick goals for a 3-0 Juventus win in the Camp Nou. The Italian giants needed at least three goals over the Catalan club to top the group, and McKennie and company did just that.
McKennie's defensive work and constant energy was also vital to securing all three points. His USMNT teammate Sergiño Dest also started and played 90 minutes, providing a bright spot for a Barcelona side lacking intensity and creativity.
Oh yeah, McKennie's incredible "golazo" topped the day's best goals as CBS Sports host Nico Cantor even went so far as to say it was the best of the six-match group stage.