As full home debuts go, there was plenty to enjoy for Oscar and the Stamford Bridge fans on Wednesday night, although injury and the final result stopped it short of being a dream start.
Speaking after the match, the young Brazilian midfielder was naturally satisfied that his Champions League bow had caught the eye.
‘In Brazil, the people, the young boys, they dream about playing in the Champions League,’ he said.
‘For me to realise the dream, I am very proud of that.’
His first goal was a good shot, albeit one that took a deflection on its way in. His second is already guaranteed to be right up there when the Chelsea goal of the season is selected in May.
‘As soon as I made the first touch and I shot, I knew that the ball was going in,’ he revealed.
‘I am very happy with the two goals but I would be much happier if the team had won the game. I hope that I can keep going and keep scoring goals like that.
‘I have a lot of friends here and the Brazilian players are always together,’ he added. ‘I am very happy with my life and with the club.’
Oscar spoke to Chelsea TV after the game. A clip can be viewed here with the full interview plus Roberto Di Matteo’s thoughts available now via Chelsea TV’s online access.