Inter Milan and Marcus Thuram enjoyed a great evening against Benfica in the Champions League.

The Nerazzurri only won the match by a scoreline of 1-0. A solitary second half goal from Thuram was enough to seal the three points.

But that scoreline only scratches the surface of the Nerazzurri’s performance.

Particularly after halftime, Inter looked somewhere close to their best. They bounced back from a disappointing opening day draw against Real Sociedad.

And stats account Opta noted that Marcus Thuram became only the third French Inter player to score in the Champions League.

They tweeted after the match, “3 – Marcus Thuram is the third French player to score a goal in a #UCL match for Inter, after Vieira (2006 vs Bayern Munich) and Djorkaeff (1998 vs Sturm Graz). Cockerel.