Almost 84,000 people crammed into ANZ Stadium last night to watch Sydney FC go up against English Premier League champions Chelsea.
But although world-class players like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard were gracing the field, in the second half, the crowd were engrossed with a contest of a different kind.
Paper planes, mostly created from printed EZY tickets, started raining down on the crowd. Quickly, a new game was created: Get the plane on the field.
Most didn't make the cut. But a few aerodynamic constructions went the extra mile – including this mammoth effort, launched from one of the top tiers of ANZ Stadium.
However, none of the planes matched this effort, thrown at a game between England and Peru at Wembley Stadium in England.
Most of the second half was consumed by paper plane mania, with players avoiding the couple that had landed on the pitch. The deluge was only interrupted only by a late goal from Sydney FC that was disallowed for a handball.
Chelsea might have won the match 1-0, but the ~real winners~ were the heroes who landed their planes on the field.
Oops: This article previously said Didier Drogba was playing in the game. While Drogba is a member of the Chelsea squad, he was not playing in this game. With thanks to the eagle eyes of @ashlinglee!