Ghana midfielder William Tiero marked his full debut for Gil Vicente in their 2-1 defeat at Sporting Lisbon on Monday night.
The 31-year-old lasted the entire duration of the game and impressed heavily at the centre of the field.
Tiero joined the Portuguese top flight side from A Quadisiya but made few substitute appearances in their last four games.
He was however thrown into the hat for the first time by manager Paulo Alves and justified the confidence reposed in him with some masterful midfield display against the Portuguese giants.
The Lions made a decent start to the game and created two early chances, courtesy of Pranjic and Diego Capel, but it was the visitors who took the lead, with Luís Carlos breaking through on goal following a lucky bounce to give his side an unexpected 7th minute lead.
Gil Vicente moved onto the back foot after the goal and did little more than attempt to see out the result in what was an intimidating atmosphere in Estádio Alvalade.
The team from Alvalade took the initiative and began to rain down the chances on the Gil Vicente goal. In fact, Sporting had 20 attempts on goal in the first-half, in stark comparison to Gil Vicente’s one.
Sporting finally got a more than deserved goal with 15 minutes left on the clock, as Diego Capel sneaked in to finish off a fine cross by Insúa.
The turnaround was completed in the 86th minute, as Cédric drove down the right wing to whip in a pin-point cross that for van Wolfswinkel to flick a beautiful header past the stranded Gil Vicente keeper.
The former Asante Kotoko exciting enforcer has not hidden his desire to return to the Black Stars.