OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Narvaez' moment: Football

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SO far as Spain was concerned, the men of Saturday night were not Carl Lewis and the American sprinters, but their 1500 metres gold medal winner Fermin Cacho and a young striker from Cadiz called Francisco Narvaez, who scored in the last minute to give Spain the football title.

Their 3-2 win over Poland delighted 95,000 in the Nou Camp (who had temporarily put Catalan separatism to the back of their minds) brought Spain their first medal in the sport in 72 years and left Narvaez stunned. 'It was unforgettable. It was a moment of tranquillity,' he said. 'All the emotions that had been held in were released in that moment.'