Gonzalo HIGUAIN reaches 100 goals in Serie A as Juventus pick up a 2-0 win against AC Milan.
Not in the best of forms coming into this clash, HIGUAIN’s class was on display as he netted two fantastic goals to sink Lucas BIGLIA’s AC Milan. Both he and his compatriot Paulo DYBALA showed great chemistry for both goals.
Paulo DYBALA picked up the ball on the first goal and passed it to HIGUAIN who slotted the ball perfectly into the net. The second goal was a real gem. DYBALA let a pass slide through his legs to get to HIGUAIN who’s first touch took him passed the defender and his shot hitting the side of the post and going in. A great strike for Gonzalo.
HIGUAIN’s first goal took him to 100 goals in Serie A (including his goals with Napoli). He is now part of an elite group of 6 Argentinians to score 100+ goals in Italy. Here’s the list (Side note, all of those players were at River Plate at one point):
Gabriel BATISTUTA: 184 goals
Hernan CRESPO: 153 goals
Omar SIVORI: 147 goals
David TREZEGUET: 123 goals
Abel BALBO: 117 goals
Gonzalo HIGUAIN: 101 goals
Pipita is also the first player to score more than 100 goals in both Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga.
Gonzalo HIGUAIN’s first goal
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Gonzalo HIGUAIN’s second goal
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Juventus coach Massimiliano ALLEGRI had this to say about HIGUAIN:
“Higuain is currently fit because he has worked a lot during the international break and he normally works with a lot of intensity during those sessions.
“When it’s like this, one feels better, runs more, smiles more. It’s the same for people like me who don’t practice sports anymore but if we feel fit, we are not overburdened, we feel lighter and we don’t fall asleep. We smile more, we feel better and brighter. And the same goes for footballers. If one feels well, things become a lot easier.
“Especially because Gonzalo is a great player – he is technically very gifted, he is extraordinary. But he must not stop, he still needs to improve his condition, he needs to raise the bar especially in Europe.”