The National Stadium has witnessed some dramatic and emotional nights over the years.
Put Saturday, April 24, 2004, right up there with them.
The Japanese women's 3-0 victory over North Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian qualifying tournament for Athens was nothing short of sensational.
The North Koreans entered the match as the red-hot favourites, but Japan's "Girls in Blue" tore them to pieces.
I don't think the Koreans knew what had hit them. It was like a blue whirlwind, which swept away everything in its path.
They just couldn't cope with the spirit, the determination and the skill of the home team, and the fans played a big part, too.
North Korea has taken over from China's "Steel Roses" as Asia's top women's team, but Japan refused to be intimidated by their reputation.
Two defensive mistakes put Japan in control before half-time.
The first one was a fluffed header, which Arakawa seized on and scored in style.
The second was an own goal, giving Japan that bit of luck all teams need from time to time.
With a two-goal cushion at the break and the fans going crazy, there was no way Japan were going to let North Korea back into this one.
They defended heroically, and scored a third with a close-range effort from Otani following a well-worked corner kick move.
What impressed me then, as I have pointed out before in the women's game, is that Japan just kept on playing.
No time-wasting, no feigning injury, no trying to con the referee, no cynical fouling....and for this reason they were a credit to the game of football in general.
It's no wonder that FIFA president Sepp Blatter is always singing the praises of women's football.
They can teach the men a lot about sportsmanship and fair play.
It was a magnificent achievement by Japan's "Girls in Blue," with the tears and emotion of TV commentator and former star striker Nami Otake completing a memorable night.