Mohamed Salah was on the end of a remarkable turnaround from a Djibouti player after scoring four times against the African minnows in World Cup qualifyng.
The Liverpool star took his international tally to 55 as the Pharaohs began their campaign with a commanding 6-0 victory.
However, Salah, who is now just 13 goals behind the all-time Egyptian record, showed his serious side earlier in the game when squaring up to Djibouti defender Moussa Hamadou.
The pair had to be separated by referee Jelly Chavane after the centre-half pushed the Egypt skipper and sparked a reaction.
But in a stunning reversal, Hamadou and Salah shared a hug after the final whistle before the Djibouti defender handed over the match ball.
By the time of the second-half scuffle, Salah had already bagged a hat-trick, with two well-taken efforts in the first period before a successful penalty shortly after the interval.
He then helped himself to a fourth before Mostafa Mohamed and former Aston Villa forward Trezeguet got on the scoresheet to complete the rout.
The win sees Egypt make the perfect start to World Cup qualifying in a group that also includes Ethopia, Sierra Leone, Burkino Faso and Guinea-Bissau.
With the expansion of the 2026 tournament, up to 10 African teams could feature in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Rui Vitoria's side will qualify directly by topping their group.Read on m.allfootballapp.com