It was extra time between Italy and host South Korea with the winner set to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup.
Both sides had chances to win the game, but it was Ahn Jung-Hwan, who with three minutes to go, rose above the Italian defenders to score past Gianlugi Buffon and seal Korea’s place in the quarters.
“Goal! Golden Goal!” screamed one of the commentators covering the game, “Has ever a goal been more golden?”
Jung-Hwan, who was playing for Perugia at the time, was released by the club not long after, as the club owner was so outraged by Italy’s loss, he took it out on South Korea’s golden boy.