Argentina vs. Serbia and Montenegro, 2006 World Cup


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:

Roberto Abbondanzieri
Nicolás Burdisso
Roberto Ayala
Gabriel Heinze
Juan Pablo Sorín
Javier Mascherano
Luis González
Juan Román Riquelme
Maxi Rodríguez
Javier Saviola
Hernán Crespo

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.


  1. That match was the 1st time I saw Messi , I was 9 year since then I support Messi & Argentina. It’s 17 years ago🥲 how fast time flies

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