The Great World Cup Goals, #16: Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina) vs Serbia & Montenegro, 2006 (Video)

Chris Wright

28th, May 2014

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By Chris Wright

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Argentina well and truly thumped Serbia & Montenegro in their second Group C fixture at the 2006 World Cup, winning 6-0 in Gelsenkirchen and comfortably securing themselves a berth in the last 16 as a result.

On an afternoon which saw Maxi Rodriguez, Carlos Tevez, Hernan Crespo and Lionel Messi all finding themselves on the score sheet, it’s perhaps surprising that  Esteban Cambiasso snaffled the ‘goal of the game’ honours, but it was Inter’s combative midfield scrapper that popped up in the right place and the right time to put the finishing touch to a vast, sweeping 24-pass Argentinian manoeuvre after being played in by a perfect, crafty little back-heel from Crespo…

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WCUP WORLD CUP SOCCER ARGENTINA SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

WCUP WORLD CUP SOCCER ARGENTINA SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

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If it’s good enough for Diego, it’s good enough for us!

More in the series…

#1 – Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) vs Mexico, 2006
#2 – Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Arabia) vs Belgium, 1994

#3 – Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (Holland) vs Uruguay, 2010
#4 – Pierre Njanka-Beyaka, (Cameroon) vs Austria, 1998
#5 – Nelinho (Brazil) vs Italy, 1978
#6 – David Platt (England) vs Belgium, 1990
#7 – Alessandro Del Piero (Italy) vs Germany, 2006
#8 – Javier Zanetti (Argentina) vs England, 1998
#9 – Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria, 1986
#10 – Emmanuel Sanon (Haiti) vs Italy, 1974
#11 – Josimar (Brazil) vs Northern Ireland, 1986

#12 – Maicon (Brazil) vs North Korea, 2010
#13 – Dennis Bergkamp (Holland) vs Argentina, 1998
#14 – Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia) vs Spain, 1990
#15 – Chiqui Arce (Paraguay) vs South Africa, 2002

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