Argentina masterclass on this day in 2006 at World Cup


Argentina put on a masterclass of a performance on this day in 2006 when they won 6-0 vs. Serbia & Montenegro at the World Cup.

The best team goal scored at that World Cup and arguably of any World Cup, Jose Pekerman’s team completely put behind them their 2002 demons and played some of the best football you will ever see.

Maxi Rodriguez scored twice and in between them Esteban Cambiasso was at the end of a 24 pass goal, all this in the first half. The second half saw Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez making their World Cups debuts.

Messi would assist Hernan Crespo for his goal off a quick Riquelme free kick. Carlos Tevez would dribble into the Serbia & Montenegro penalty area and slot one in for Argentina’s fifth of the match.

Lionel Messi would score his first ever World Cup goal, assisted by Carlos Tevez. A right footed finish would seal the win as Argentina would score 6 in one match.

This was the starting eleven:

Roberto Abbondanzieri, Juan Pablo Sorin, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Ayala, Nicolas Burdisso, Luis Gonzalez, Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriguez, Juan Roman Riquelme, Hernan Crespo, Javier Saviola



  1. With all respect to 2014 side which achieved much better in 2014 WC by reaching the final. I think the 2006 WC team was the best I have seen as far as the team chemistry was concerned. Brilliant. Only missing link was Zanetti in the RB spot.

    If we look at the names only, 2002 team was scary and the best, But I don’t know how it became the biggest underperforming Argentine NT side ever. Such a shame it was.

  2. 1994 and 2006 Argentina Team was practically very strong to win a WC. Both ended on unfortunate cricumstances. 1994 Maradona and 2006 Management error against the host Germany. But ON PAPER our strongest team was 2002 which was a great disappointment. 2014 was Messi Magic and bad luck Pipita.

  3. No doubt, this is the best display and performance by N/T. when in desperate i always watch this 2 games , one is this and the other one is 1986 final… never forget that Arg have been the masterclass and legend, why don’t another new generation repeated it again… looking forward with faith and hope

  4. Good to see Luka Romero on the bench. I read that he would have become the youngest player in history of La Liga if he played today. He is 15 and turning 16 in November. I hope to see him play on Friday against Leganes!

  5. Which will be a better attacking option?
    1. Aguero Lautaro
    2 Aguero Dybala

    3 Aguero
    Ocampos Messi

    4. Lauataro
    Ocampos Messi

    Btw space buttons are not working

  6. Luka Romero parents are argentines? I see he was born in Mexico, but lives in Spain since he was 3. So whats his relatonship with Argentina? Or half-mexican half-argentine?

    • He was discovered by Horacio Gaggioli, same representative who took Messi to Barcelona. Luka is the son of Argentine player Diego Romero. He was born in Mexico and has both Argentine & Spanish passport.

    • Saw the news. But which country will he play for- Argentina, Mexico or Spain?
      I faintly remember that he said something like he would play for Argentina but I am not sure.

    • for those who are getting hyped about luka romero and have doubts whether he wud represent argentina . let me clear the doubts about him .as i have watched him play .

      he represented for argentina at the copa sudamericana under 15 tournament last year argentina reached the finals of that tournament and lost to brazil on penalties.

      luka romero was the one who missed the penalty unfortunately and cost argentina u-15 the chance to win the copa sudamericana u-15 and poor kid was devastated and cried a lot.

      i have watched some of the argentina u 15 games including the semis and finals and here are my observations on the kid’s attributes

      the comparisons to messi is justified because he is an awesome dribbler dribbling seems similar to messi . but unlike messi at his age i dont tnk he is fast as messi or agile as messi . his shooting style is same as messi’s less shot power but rely more on finesse which is why his penalty was easily saved because player’s who rely largely on finesse shot dont have the power . this allows goalkeepers to easily judge the angle and due to less shot power it is mostly saved by goalkeys this is the same problem with messi and other argentines who are weak in penalties .
      other than that im sure he will represent argentina on a senior level and develop into a world class player

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