Joey Barton finally made his debut for Marseille but was substituted with the French side 2-0 down against Fenerbahçe in their opening Europa League fixture... only for l'OM to gain a 2-2 draw.
Barton, playing for the first time since his disgraceful conduct as Queens Park Rangers captain in their final game of the 2011-12 season at Manchester City, played 71 minutes in Istanbul.
Goals from Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew salvaged a point after Caner Erkin and Alex had given the Turkish outfit a 2-0 lead with 33 minutes remaining.
The on-loan Barton will serve out the rest of his 12-match suspension imposed by the Football Association for domestic French matches, but is eligible to play in continental competition.
Barton, 30, admitted he "cramped up a bit" but hailed the renowned Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium's "incredible" atmosphere.