Michu scored two goals on his debut for Real Oviedo in his first competitive professional match since October 2014.
Oviedo eventually lost 4-3 in extra time to UCAM Murcia in the Copa Del Rey clash, but the former Spain international was the real story – netting two goals including a last-minute equaliser in an unlikely return to professional football.
"I am very pleased about Michu's goals – they will give him a lot of confidence," said manager Fernando Hierro after the match.
It is the striker's second spell at the club having started his career there and making over 100 apperances first time around, before going on to play for Celta Vigo, Rayo Vallecano, Swansea and Napoli, amongst others.
He was a revelation in the English Premier League – netting 22 goals in his first full season and winning his first Spanish cap.
However, a loan move to Napoli two years later brought about an ankle injury that restricted him to a mere five appearances, before ending up with semi-professional club Union Popular Langreo last season, before returning to Oviedo this summer.