On this day 17 years ago, Argentina won 6-0 vs. Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 World Cup.
The most impressive performance at the 2006 World Cup happened on June 16, 2006 as Argentina put on a football performance of a life time. In the second match of Group C, it was Jose Pekerman’s Argentina against Serbia and Montenegro.
A match which had a goal after 24 passes, a match which also had three goals from three substitutes and Lionel Messi’s first ever World Cup goal. The team for the day was the following:
Juan Pablo Sorín
Juan Román Riquelme
The goal scorers were Maxi Rodríguez twice, Esteban Cambiasso, Hernán Crespo, Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi.
Juan Román Riquelme had a passing accuracy of 99% against Serbia and Montenegro with Argentina at the World Cup. It’s the highest passing accuracy for players to record 100+ passes in a match. He completed 104 out of 105 passes.
🎯 On this day in 2006, Juan Román Riquelme had a passing accuracy of 99% against Serbia and Montenegro with Argentina at the World Cup. It’s the highest passing accuracy for players to record 100+ passes in a match (104/105 completed, since 1966).
— Mundo Albiceleste ⭐🌟⭐🇦🇷 (@MundoAlbicelest) June 16, 2023
One goal and one assist in his World Cup debut. And as a substitute. Lionel Messi.pic.twitter.com/0dLUPZmV58
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) June 16, 2023