Rafael van der Vaart admitted he went through all the emotions as we beat FC Twente 4-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Dutch star was denied three times by Twente keeper Nikolay Mihaylov - including from the penalty spot - in the first half of the Group A cracker at the Lane.
He soon made amends by opening the scoring with a wonderful volley just a minute into the second half.
Things looked bright when Roman Pavlyuchenko slotted home our second penalty soon after for 2-0 but Twente soon hit back and then agony for Rafael.
He picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Roberto Rosales and was sent off with half-an-hour still remaining.
Thankfully, 'Pav' soon buried another penalty to make it 3-1 and the 10 men kept it that way until five minutes from time when Gareth Bale wrapped up an excellent 4-1 victory.
"It was a strange match for me," Rafael said afterwards.
"I've certainly not played in a match like this when I've missed a penalty, scored a goal and been sent off, but in the end I'm happy because we won.
"I don't know if it (the second booking) was a yellow card, we jumped together, but it happened.
"It was difficult for me and I was worried then that we might not win the game but the guys played a fantastic game and we deserved to win.
"The team really fought for it and did a great job. It was a really good victory."