It was a David & Goliath story for the ages as underdogs Cameroon got the better of Spain in a thrilling gold medal match at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
🏟 Cameroon 2-2 Spain AET
📊 Xavi (2'), Gabri (45+2'), Amaya OG (53'), Eto'o (58')
🥇 Cameroon win 5-3 on penalties
A thrilling encounter between two talented young sides saw Cameroon come out on top to win the nation's first-ever gold at an Olympic Games. What a historic day 30 September 2000 would turn out to be in the lives of these young footballers. Three of Spain's team that day, Xavi, Puyol & Marchena, went on to win the World Cup ten years later. That makes the achievement of Eto'o, Mboma, Lauren, Geremi & the rest of the squad that much more special.
🇨🇲🥇✨— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) September 30, 2019
30 September 2000 is a momentous day in not only Cameroon's football history, but their sporting history too!
After a fairytale run to the @Olympics final in Sydney, Australia they beat 🇪🇸Spain on penalties to win their nation's first gold medal!👏pic.twitter.com/1U2y0tfdlg
What an unforgettable football memory, carved into history by Cameroon's Indomitable Lions.