In his first game back as Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane decided to put faith in those he knows best.
Keylor Navas, Marcelo and Isco were all installed back into the starting line-up against Celta Vigo and the latter proved his worth in front of the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
Even after recovering from a back injury that had kept him out of action, Isco was frozen out of matchday squads more often than not by Santiago Solari.
The midfielder enjoyed his best run of form under Zidane during the 2016/17 season when an injury to Gareth Bale, as well as the Welshman's poor form, saw him make up a reorganised midfield four.
From that point on, alongside Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro, Iscoplayed a pivotal part in the Madrid side that won two more Champions Leaguetrophies and one LaLiga Santander title.
On Saturday, Isco started his first league match since the 5-1 defeat the Camp Nou in October, Julen Lopetegui's last game in charge.
The club opened an investigation against him last week after he refused to travel with the team from Valdebebas to the Bernabeu ahead of the return leg of Madrid's tie with Ajax.
"No investigation, nothing," assured Zidane on Friday, "Isco is here to play."
Isco netted his fifth goal of the season against Celta on Saturday in a 2-0 win for Los Blancos and he'll certinaly be part of Zidane's plans from now on.
Source: Marca / Santiago Siguero