Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain gave the Old Lady a tremendous favourable position in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final clash against AS Monaco, scoring twice to give the Bianconeri a 2-0 away win.
The Bianconeri opened the scoring in the first half with a staggering counter in the 29th minute, and Higuain doubled the lead for the visitors after the break.
According to Statistics and Info, it had been some time since Higuain scored twice in a match at this phase of the competition.
The home side had scored 146 goals in the semifinal clash, including three times home and away in the past two knockout rounds. But, Juventus showed resilience and their defensive marshall experience and afterwards punish Monaco on the counter attack.
Higuain smashed the ball into the net in the 29th moment, side-footing home after Dani Alves had locked onto his pass down the right before back-heeling the ball back to the Argentina striker as he sprinted into the range.
Higuain hadn’t scored against Barcelona in the round of 16, leading fans to scrutinise his 90 million euros ($98 million) transfer from Napoli. Today’s goals obviously implied a considerable measure as he limited over the publicising sheets to insistently drain the adulation from the Bianconeri fans.
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