The scene was set. The hype machine had gone into overdrive. The anticipation was building.
And then the A-League’s biggest star delivered within minutes of his Australian debut.
David Villa’s last club game was the European Champions League final and he also turned out for Spain in the Brazil World Cup, so it would have been something of a letdown if he hadn’t produced something a little special when he came on as a second-half substitute for Melbourne City against Sydney FC.
And produce he did. Watch the Spanish superstar’s first strike for City here.