Hamburger SV winger Nicolai Müller felt his side's early goal was the catalyst in a morale-boosting 3-0 victory over Borussia MG on Friday night.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga fired the visitors in front after just 11 minutes before bagging his second of evening on the stroke of half-time.
Müller added his name to the scoresheet in the 52nd minute after being teed up by goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny.
"We were dominant," Müller told the Bundesliga website. "It was important that we took the lead early on – that boosted our confidence.
"I just took a chance for my goal and luckily it went in. I've just been joking with Aaron [Hunt] that Jaroslav Drobny has now set up more goals this season than the two of us combined.
"To get a victory at a Champions League side feels good. We stuck to our guns and managed to keep a clean sheet."
Aaron Hunt, meanwhile, echoed the sentiments of his teammate, saying: "Everything went the way I hoped it would – we won the game!
"We didn't concede many chances and defended very well. I agree that we fully deserved to win the game.
"From the very first minute I felt we were in with a good chance and we maintained that high level right until the end."