We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first match of Italia 90. Those of you weirdos who are weary of Italia 90 nostalgia are in for a very long month.
The opening game was the scene of a grand shock as Omam Biyik's header squirted under Nero Pumpido's knees and dribbled into the net. 1-0 to Cameroon against the reigning champions.
Cameroon were reduced to nine men at the end, though given the nature of their tackling, they can consider themselves fortunate to have been so numerically flush at the final whistle.
Benjamin Massing wrote himself into history with this comically violent foul on Claudio Caniggia. The frankness of it is what amuses most. Rarely has a foul looked so deliberate and pre-meditated.
It had an 'I'm just going to go and do this and you all will have to just deal with it' quality to it.