- Esteban Cambiasso scored a World Cup marvel purpose 15 years in the past at the moment
- He rounded off a 24-cross transfer in 6-0 win over Serbia and Montenegro
- Hernan Crespo: “I have never been involved in a more beautiful goal”
Argentina have produced a number of the FIFA World Cup’s most memorable moments. And whereas Diego Maradona’s magical solo run on the Azteca will spring instantly to thoughts, you may also keep in mind Esteban Cambiasso scoring a really completely different, however equally admirable, purpose in Gelsenkirchen.
His celebration, pictured right here, says all of it. While Maradona was used to scoring marvel objectives, Cambiasso appeared as amazed and awe-struck as anybody watching. The purpose, he later mirrored, was “patience, rhythm, circulation, surprise and football artistry at its best”.
If Maradona’s effort had showcased the potential of a supreme particular person, Cambiasso’s reminded us of the facility of the collective. All however certainly one of Argentina’s outfield gamers had been concerned in an excellent transfer that comprised 24 consecutive passes, the final of which was a chic Hernan Crespo again-heel into the goalscorer’s path. Cambiasso’s left-foot end merely added the of completion to a masterpiece.
Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport hailed it as “an exposition of football,” whereas Crespo spoke in marvel of “the most beautiful goal”.
“I have not seen one like that for years,” the striker added after Argentina’s thrilling 6-0 demolition of Serbia and Montenegro. “It was almost like indoor football. I have never been involved in a more beautiful goal.”