While one 35-year-old striker stomped off the pitch in anger in Istanbul, another enjoyed arguably the finest night of his career in the Basque Country.
Yes, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic failed to rescue Manchester United from defeat to Fenerbahce, Aritz Aduriz scored five (yes, five) for Athletic Bilbao during their thrilling 5-3 win over Genk.
The veteran forward, who will turn 36 in February, netted three penalties and two other strikes to become the first player to score five goals in a single European cup competition match since Fabrizio Ravanelli against CSKA Sofia in 1994.
As you may expect, Twitter was loving the extraordinary exploits of the Bilbao man and threw up some interesting stats and facts.
Imagine how his value in the transfer market would have shot up overnight if Aduriz was 25, not 35. Even still, he's certainly performing a lot better than most right now.
35-year-old Aritz Aduriz:— BigSport (@BigSportGB) November 3, 2016
6pm: Scored 0 goals in the Europa League
8pm: Top goalscorer in the Europa League (5) pic.twitter.com/2pcLAAI0oM
5 - Prior to Aduriz the last player to score five goals in a UEFA Cup / EL game was Fabrizio Ravanelli in 1994 vs CSKA Sofia. Fox.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) November 3, 2016