Yesterday Juventus have beaten Monaco in the semi-final first leg and once again approached to a second Champions League final. The most interesting that the player who had a reputation of the bottler and was criticized almost by everybody has performed all two goals at Louis II.
Monaco had a very good start with Kylian Mbappe leading the ball to the net. Still, it didn’t bring anything useful.
Then Higuain finished two Dani Alves assists and performed excellent goal despite Danijel Subašićd defense.
Radamel Falcao made a good attempt for Monaco, however, it wasn’t enough. They were close, but Juventus seized the initiative when Alves made the cross and Gonzalo once again put the fantastic goal right to the enemy gate.
“I’m living for this moments. There weren’t many goals from me in the competition. But I knew that I just had to stay calm and work as hard as I can”, said Higuain in the post-match interview.
Pipita scored only two goals in the UCL against CSKA Moscow and Galatasaray. It influenced to his reputation of the bottler player. And now he scored in one game as many as he had in entire knockout stage career.
So today 29-year-old forward dispelled all doubts and significantly improved own reputation in the eyes of Juventus fans.
Gonzalo Higuaín showing that you can have a diet of Gregg's pasties and still be a hero in the Champions League. What a man.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 3, 2017
Yesterday, it was Ronaldo and his 6-Pack. Today it is Higuain and his Dad Bod. No matter your physique, Football has room for all
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) May 3, 2017
In one hour tonight, Higuain has doubled his total of goals scored in 24 previous appearances in the knockout stage of the @ChampionsLeague
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 3, 2017
I thought Gonzalo Higuaín bottled 'big games’? Maybe it’s just others holding him back.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 3, 2017
Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 30 goals in his debut season at Juventus!
The Dani Alves backheel ?
Amazing team move! pic.twitter.com/rbr0BUa4dk
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 3, 2017