Brazilian playmaker Elano left Manchester City with many deeming his spell at the Etihad as a failure.
Controversial former City striker Craig Bellamy was among those as he scathed at the midfielder’s “lazy” time in Manchester in his recent book.
And that was backed up by countless poor performances in a blue shirt.
But it seems he’s still got that bit of genius which led the club to spend £8million to sign him in 2007.
He scored a wonderful free-kick during Flamengo’s 3-1 Copa Libertadores win over Emelec on Wednesday:
He’s still got it.