Raheem Sterling scored inside three minutes of his Manchester City debut as the Premier League side beat Roma on penalties in Melbourne.
The build-up to Tuesday's friendly in the International Champions Cup competition in Australia was overshadowed by the arrival of the most expensive Englishman in history after an acrimonious exit from Anfield.
The former Liverpool winger received a frosty reception in Melbourne as a chorus of boos greeted his first touch.
It seemed the jeering was having an impact as he slipped over the ball and fell on his backside in the opening minute.
The 20-year-old made amends moments later when he opened his City account after calmly slotting into the bottom-right corner in a one-on-one with Morgan De Sanctis after being played in by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Miralem Pjanic replied with a well-struck equaliser, but Sterling looked sharp on his debut before being replaced at half-time.
City went ahead again when Kelechi Iheanacho capitalised on Ashley Cole's dreadful backpass to score, but a brilliant free-kick from Adem Ljajic at the death levelled it at at 2-2 and force penalties.
Roma took an early advantage after Aleksandar Kolarov missed, but Joe Hart saved two penalties and scored one to secure a 5-4 victory for City.
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