As good as goals of individual skills are brilliant to watch, team goals have an altogether different essence and unbridled joy attached to them. They are beautiful to watch on the eye and require the efforts of each and every member involved in the team.
One such instance was a 26 pass goal scored by Argentina against Serbia and Montenegro at 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The move finished by Esteban Cambiasso, is regarded as one of the greatest goals in history. The Argentina squad which went to the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany were heavy favourites to lift the World Cup. It is easy to see why. They had some brilliant individual talent in the team and they were also starting to click as a unit.
Midfield general Juan Roman Riquelme played like a quarter-back, with the team revolving around his assured passing. Argentina’s slick movement and inventiveness were best summed with Esteban Cambiasso’s goal during the 6-0 thrashing of Serbia. 26-passes and a master class in movement off the ball led to Cambiasso’s drilled effort into the top corner to score one of the great World Cup goals.
To this day, it remains a big mystery as to why Argentina did not perform better at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Most of the blame has been laid on Jose Pekerman and his tactical blunders in the game against Germany in the quarter-finals.