Tim Cahill has introduced himself to the A-League in the most emphatic way possible.
The former Everton forward signed for Australian side Melbourne City in the summer, and although he has played for them a couple of times already, this was his first taste of league action.
The well-travelled Socceroo signed for City in August, having spent the last couple of years in China, after a three-year stint in the MLS with New York Red Bulls.
Away to Melbourne Victory on Saturday and with the game scoreless coming towards the half-hour mark, Cahill has endeared himself instantly to his new club’s fans by doing this…
The 36-year-old unleashed a thundering half-volley from all of 40 yards, catching Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas completely off-guard.
36 or not, the Australian national team’s highest ever goalscorer looks like taking his homeland’s domestic league by storm.
Bruno Fornaroli made it 2-0 soon after, and with City going 3-0 ahead in the second half they are very much in much in control against their local rivals.