Argentina 4-0 Venezuela

Argentina, inspired by Lionel Messi, celebrated Diego Maradona’s home and competitive debut as coach by beating Venezuela 4-0 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier on March 28, 2009.

Messi scored the first goal and then set up the second for Carlos Tevez before Maxi Rodriguez and Sergio Aguero completed an easy win for the hosts. Maradona, who began his reign with friendly wins away to Scotland and France, was given a rousing reception by the crowd when he came on to the field before the game at the Monumental stadium.