Cameroon became the first team to advance to the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Romania yesterday in Bari, Italy, as 38-year-old Roger Milla scored twice.
Coupled with its shocking win over defending champion Argentina in the tournament opener, the African champions have four points and can finish no worse than second in Group B.
Milla, one of the oldest players in the World Cup, twice overpowered defender Ioan Andone and then beat goalie Silviu Lung, with a simple finishing touch in the 76th minute and with a fierce shot 10 minutes later.
"I think it is extraordinary for me and my teammates and also for the whole of Cameroon," said Milla, who had virtually retired from soccer before making his comeback in this tournament.
In the 88th minute, Gavrila Balint scored for the Romanians.
While one 1982 World Cup veteran scored, another, goalie Thomas N'Kono, anchored a makeshift defense, making two great saves to assure Cameroon's second upset.
Cameroon took the field without two of its key players. Midfielder Andre Kana Biyik and defender Benjamin Massing were ejected in the win over Argentina and so were ineligible for this game.
Yugoslavia 1, Colombia 0: The Yugoslavs came back from their rout by West Germany to beat the Colombians on a goal by Davor Jozic.
The game in Bologna, marked by tough tackling and quick counterattacks from both sides, was even until Jozic, a defender, showed some flashy skills on offense.
In the 74th minute, Jozic took a long pass from Safet Susic off his chest in front of the goal and, before the ball hit the ground, sent a hard shot into the upper corner past goalkeeper Rene Higuita.
Minutes later, the Yugoslavs made another rush at the goal, but a shot by Faruk Hadzibegic bounced off the post. In the 78th minute, referee Luigi Agnolin called a hand ball on Luis Perea inside the penalty area and it looked as if the Yugoslavs would go up by 2-0.
But Higuita moved to his right to stop Hadzibegic's penalty kick.