Qualifying for their first-ever appearance in a World Cup, rank outsiders North Korea had the chance to progress to the quarter-finals in a winner-takes-all clash with Italy on Teesside in the final Group 4 game. 

North Korea - enjoying the support of plenty of locals, thanks to their underdog status and red shirts  – had lost their opening game of the tournament to the Soviet Union before drawing with Chile, with both matches played at Ayresome Park.

With the odds stacked against them, North Korea wrote themselves into World Cup folklore while claiming one of the biggest scalps in the tournament’s history, clinching a 1-0 victory over the Italians to become the first Asian country to reach the knock-out stages.

Pak Doo-Ik netted the decisive goal just before half-time as they won many admirers on Teesside for their historic achievement.

Check out a gallery of images above from that famous night at Ayresome Park.