It is commonly regarded as the best game of football ever played.
On June 17, 1970, the Italy of Gianni Rivera and Luigi Riva went up against Gerd Muller's Germany in Mexico City.
After just eight minutes, Italy were in front thanks to a superb, individual effort from Roberto Boninsegna. It would take West Germany until the final minute of normal time to equalise.
Shortly before the full-time whistle, Jurgen Grabowski accepted a throw-in and went on a strong run down the right before crossing to Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, who awkwardly directed the ball past goalkeeper Enrico Albertosi.
Then West Germany took the lead in extra time through Muller’s first of two goals—a corner conversion following some appalling Italian defending.
Tarcisio Burgnich would equalise in the 98th minute, and just before the end of the first period of extra time, Riva had the Azzurri back in front after controlling a cross with his left foot, jinking past a defender and finishing calmly past Sepp Maier.
Muller's second came in the 100th minute, but less than 60 seconds later, Italy notched what proved to be the winner at Estadio Azteca.
Boninsegna started the buildup with a short pass to Rivera, and Giancarlo De Sisti and Giacito Facchetti were also involved before Boninsegna regained possession down the left. He then crossed to Rivera, who beat Maier with a first-time effort with his right boot.