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Friday, 16th June 2006
Argentina Demolish Serbia & Montenegro

Group C Match

Argentina vs Serbia & Montenegro
Gelsenkirchen

Previous Encounters:
Argentina and Serbia-Montengro have never met before in international competition before the Germany 2006 World Cup finals, although the South Americans did beat the former Yugoslavia on penalaties, in Florence (0:0aet), at the quarter-final stage of Italy 1990.

The Match:
It only took a little over five minutes for Javier Saviola to slip a pass in from the left, for Maxi Rodríguez to put Argentina in front; against Serbia & Montenegro, in Gelsenkirchen.

Substitute Esteban Cambiasso doubled Argentina's lead just after the half-hour, when Hernán Crespo's back-heel to him was the culmination of twenty four passes by Argentina.

Five minutes before half-time, Saviola won the ball off a defender, near the right corner flag, and ran into the area. As his shot was palmed away by Dragoslav Jevric, Maxi Rodríguez was on hand at the far post to slam home his second goal of the game; in off the woodwork.

Half-time: (3:0).

Serbia & Montenegro tried to gain some initiative by bringing on Danijel Ljuboja for Ognjen Koroman, who will miss the next game for picking up two yellow cards, just after half-time.

Riquelme and Sorin continued to Tango, as Argentina totally dominated the game.

Mateja Kezman was getting more and frustrated as the game went on and his two-footed challenge earned him a red card in the 65th minute.

Diego Maradona led the cheering when Lionel Messi finally made his World Cup appearance, fifteen minutes before the end.

With twelve minutes to go, Messi ran the ball into the area, down the left side, and crossed low for Hernán Crespo to score Argentina's fourth goal; at the far post.

Carlos Tevez continued the Argentina rout when he beat two defenders on the left, to calmly roll the ball past Jevric; six minutes from time.

Messi added his name to the scoresheet, as Argentina continued to press forward with short, quick passing moves forward.

This is what World Cup football is all about.

Final Score:
Argentina 6 - Serbia & Montenegro 0

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Maxi Rodríguez (6)
2:0 Esteban Cambiasso (31)
3:0 Maxi Rodríguez (41)
4:0 Hernán Crespo (78)
5:0 Carlos Tevez (84)
6:0 Lionel Messi (88)

Teams

Argentina: (Captain Juan Pablo Sorin)
1 Roberto Abbondanzieri; 2 Roberto Ayala, 3 Juan Pablo Sorin, 6 Gabriel Heinze, 21 Nicolas Burdisso; 8 Javier Mascherano, 10 Juan Riquelme, 18 Maxi Rodríguez, 22 Lucho Gonzalez; 7 Javier Saviola, 9 Hernán Crespo.

Serbia & Montenegro: (Captain Savo Milosevic)
1 Dragoslav Jevric; 6 Goran Gavrancic, 15 Milan Dudic, 20 Mladen Krstajic; 4 Igor Duljaj, 7 Ognjen Koroman, 10 Dejan Stankovic, 11 Predrag Djordjevic, 17 Albert Nadj; 8 Mateja Kezman, 9 Savo Milosevic.

Referee:
Roberto Rosetti (Italy)

Substitutions Substitutions:
16 Mins (Argentina) - 5 Esteban Cambiasso on for 22 Lucho Gonzalez
46 Mins (Serbia & Montenegro) - 2 Ivan Ergic on for 17 Albert Nadj
49 Mins (Serbia & Montenegro) - 21 Danijel Ljuboja on for 7 Ognjen Koroman
58 Mins (Argentina) - 11 Carlos Tevez on for 7 Javier Saviola
70 Mins (Serbia & Montenegro) - 18 Zvonimir Vukic on for 9 Savo Milosevic
75 Mins (Argentina) - 19 Lionel Messi on for 18 Maxi Rodríguez

Yellow Cards 4 Yellow Cards:
7 Mins - Ognjen Koroman (Serbia & Montenegro)
27 Mins - Albert Nadj (Serbia & Montenegro)
37 Mins - Hernán Crespo (Argentina)
43 Mins - Mladen Krstajic (Serbia & Montenegro)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
65 Mins - Mateja Kezman (Serbia & Montenegro)

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Friday, 9th June
Germany vs Costa Rica
Poland vs Ecuador

Saturday 10th June
Argentina vs Ivory Coast
England vs Paraguay
Trinidad vs Sweden

Sunday 11th June
Angola vs Portugal
Mexico vs Iran
Serbia vs Holland

Monday 12th June
Australia vs Japan
Italy vs Ghana
USA vs Czech Republic

Tuesday 13th June
Brazil vs Croatia
France vs Switzerland
South Korea vs Togo

Wednesday 14th June
Germany vs Poland
Spain vs Ukraine
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th June
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
England vs Trinidad
Sweden vs Paraguay

Friday 16th June
Argentina vs Serbia
Holland vs Ivory Coast
Mexico vs Angola

Saturday 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Italy vs USA
Portugal vs Iran

Sunday 18th June
Brazil vs Australia
France vs South Korea
Japan vs Croatia

Monday 19th June
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine
Spain vs Tunisia
Togo vs Switzerland

Tuesday 20th June
Costa Rica vs Poland
Ecuador vs Germany
Paraguay vs Trinidad
Sweden vs England

Wednesday 21st June
Holland vs Argentina
Iran vs Angola
Ivory Coast vs Serbia
Portugal vs Mexico

Thursday 22nd June
Croatia vs Australia
Czech Republic vs Italy
Ghana vs USA
Japan vs Brazil

Friday 23rd June
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Switzerland vs South Korea
Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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Teams by Group

Group A
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Germany
Poland

Group B
England
Paraguay
Sweden
Trinidad and Tobago

Group C
Argentina
Côte d'Ivoire
Holland
Serbia and Montenegro

Group D
Angola
Iran
Mexico
Portugal

Group E
Czech Republic
Ghana
Italy
USA

Group F
Australia
Brazil
Croatia
Japan

Group G
France
South Korea
Switzerland
Togo

Group H
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Tunisia
Ukraine

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