While much of the footballing world’s focus has been Falcao in recent months, Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed exactly why PSG forked out so much for him, with a marvellous display. His fourth goal was a sight to behold, an overhead kick from over 30 yards out. It has to go down as one of the best goals of the 21st century, it was just that sublime. While his third and fourth clearly showed his clinical instincts, with a cleanly hit volley for the Sweden equaliser and a well drilled freekick for the hatrick.

England weren’t abysmal, integrating new players into the squad was the main aim for Roy Hodgson. Raheem Sterling, still only 17 showed the sky holds no limits with his eagerness to impress the manager. Leon Osman, who has took longer than he’s deserved to earn an England cap, showed the sort of performance he puts out for Everton week in week out. Jack Wilshere also made a return to the scene, something that will be a delight to most. The highly rated midfielder’s cameo was perhaps overshadowed by Zlatan’s brilliance, but he did put in a good shift for the most part.

Part had to feel sorry for Ryan Shawcross, the international scene seems to be a step far for him. Outclassed by one of the greatest strikers in the world for the Sweden equaliser. And for the fourth Ibrahimovic made him look foolish as the strike from the overhead kick, looped over him.

It was always going to Ibra’s day, not many times will I say things were ‘written in the stars’. But, to score four goals at the opening game of the Friends Arena, Sweden’s new Stadium, seemed fitting.