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Argentina 6-0 Serbia & Montenegro
Friday, 16 June 2006

Argentina fans enjoy the occasion at the AufSchalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen

Argentina fans get ready for their team's Group C clash against Serbia and Montenegro in Gelsenkirchen

Savo Milosevic

Serbia & Montenegro captain Savo Milosevic wins his 100th cap in the must-win game against the Group C table-toppers

Maxi Rodriguez celebrates his goal

Maxi Rodriguez slots the ball beyond Dragoslav Jevric on six minutes to get Argentina off to a flying start

Luis Gonzalez is carried off on a stretcher under the watchful eye of referee Roberto Rosetti

Just 16 minutes into his World Cup debut Luis Gonzalez has to be stretchered off, and is replaced by Esteban Cambiasso

Hernan Crespo has an acrobatic shot on goal

Argentina pile on the pressure as the first half progresses, as their opponents struggle to keep themselves in the game

Esteban Cambiasso celebrates his goal

Sub Esteban Cambiasso's beautiful one-two with Hernan Crespo culminates in a second goal for Argentina

Diego Maradona cheers on from the stands

Diego Maradona celebrates Argentina's second goal of the game, which came from a move that had 24 passes in it

Javier Saviola in action for Argentina

Javier Saviola's shot is parried by Dragoslav Jevric and Maxi Rodriguez is on hand to slot home the rebound

Maxi Rodriguez celebrates his second goal

Rodriguez is literally head-over-heels after making it 3-0 to Argentina on 41 minutes, a rout looks to be on the cards

Mateja Kezman tackles Javier Mascherano

Striker Mateja Kezman is harshly sent-off for a foul on Javier Mascherano just after the hour mark in Gelsenkirchen

Hernan Crespo is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring

Hernan Crespo is mobbed by his team-mates after tapping home the fourth goal of the game from Lionel Messi's cross

Carlos Tevez skips past Dejan Stankovic

Carlos Tevez skips past Dejan Stankovic before striking the ball deftly into the bottom right-hand corner to make it 5-0

Lionel Messi scores Argentina's sixth goal of the game

Messi caps off a scintillating performance by Argentina to make it 6-0 on 88 minutes with another superbly worked goal


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