My opponent and I encountered a problem.
I had a Volcanic Geyser, which let me choose to deal damage to an opponent Creature, or the opponent Player.
I also had a Chandra's Phoenix in my Graveyard, when I cast the Geyser on my opponent's Creature.
Now I am asking about the Phoenix's text. It says:
Whenever an opponent is dealt damage by a red instant or sorcery spell you control or by a red planeswalker you control, return Chandra's Phoenix from your graveyard to your hand.
Does it mattere if I deal the damage to a opponent player or an opponent creature? Can I choose which one I deal damage to, and still fulfill the conditions to return the Phoenix in my hand?