A win that sent an entire nation into delirium

South Korea 2 Italy 1

Italy are no strangers to upsets.

Their shocking defeat at the hands of North Korea in 1966 has been mentioned at the outset.

In 2002, it was the turn of the country south of the 38th parallel.

Christian Vieri had given the then three-times winners an 18th minute lead at the Daejeon  World Cup stadium.

And the Azzurri looked set to book their berth in the last four.

However, the co-hosts, coached by veteran Dutchman Guus Hiddink, hadn't given up hopes of a comeback.

Seol Ki-Hyeon scored in the 89th minute to put the contest into extra-time and Ahn Jung-Hwan scored a golden goal to sent an entire nation into delirium.

The Taeguk Warriors had earlier in the tournament put out a powerful Portuguese side in a group game and went ahead an upset Spain to ensure their best ever finish in the tournament. 

Image: South Korea's Ahn Jung-hwan (left) celebrates his golden goal with teammate Hwang Sun-hong (second right) as Italy's Paolo Maldini (second left) and Damiano Tommasi stand in disbelief