Pep Guardiola grimaced and raised a hand over his eyes, his reaction - a mixture of bemusement and relief - captured on camera during Manchester City's 3-1 win over Red Star Belgrade.
He had just watched his goalkeeper, Ederson, sprint off his line and pull off an audacious Cruyff turn to evade striker Osman Bukari some 30 yards out. Even by his standards, this was high-risk.
Not that Ederson saw it that way. "I didn't think it was a risk," he tells Sky Sports with a grin. It is the morning after and, back at the club's training ground, he is wondering what the fuss was about.
"It was just a way of escaping pressure," he continues. "As I came out of my goal, the striker came to close me down on my left side, so that touch with my heel was one of the options I had.
"It's something that I tried, and I was able to pull it off. I just had to stay calm in that moment. But I also knew that I had my team-mates around me to support me if I needed it."
His answer is a glimpse into the psyche of a goalkeeper whose freakish composure on the ball continues to confound.
"I'd love to see him play outfield for a game," said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher recently. "I'm sure he could cope."
It is a tantalising thought. But it is not one that Guardiola and Manchester City have any need to entertain. Not when this goalkeeper-cum-playmaker-cum-sweeper gives them so much where he is.
The Brazilian has been at it more than six years now, his £35m arrival from Benfica in 2017 transforming Guardiola's team into its current guise. Five Premier League titles; six domestic cups; a Champions League. Ederson has been there at every juncture.
The 30-year-old is their third-longest serving player behind Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones and the only oneRead on m.allfootballapp.com