Gonzalo Higuain


Napoli: Spending Big Hasn’t Always Led to Winning Big

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Ever since Rafa Benitez took charge at SSC Napoli, the Naples based club has splashed the cash. In a spending spree partly fueled by the sale of Edinson Cavani, the Partenopei remade their squad last off-season not only in an attempt to finally surpass Juventus atop Serie A, but also to make serious strides in Europe.

Muniain, Higuain, Ba… Names of the Champions League – 2014/15 1st leg playoff

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Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With a place in the Champions League proper at stake, let's take a look at the names of the playoff 1st legs:

Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli)

Without his goal Napoli would really have been struggling heading into the second leg against Athletic Bilbao.

Champions League Ties Finely Balanced

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On the first night of the Champions League playoffs, we did not get our usual blowouts, instead we got competitive matches that are all finely balanced heading into the second legs next week.

The headline match was Napoli v Athletic Bilbao in Italy and this tie could go either way as they head back to Spain tied 1-1.


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Video Torino vs Napoli 2014 Higuain Goal 0-1 Highlights

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Brilliant Gonzalo Higuain Flick Send’s Napoli into Coppa Semi-Final’s at Lazio’s Expense! (Video)

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This brilliant Gonzalo Higuain flicked goal sent Napoli into the Coppa Italia semi-finals at the expense of Lazio, not that Higuain cared too much!

Incredible Gonzalo Higuain Miss v Chievo

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Gonzalo Higuain has been in incredible form this season for Napoli however even the best of them have an off day and thats exactly what Higuain had after this incredible miss against Chievo who led 1-0 before the incident yesterday.

The hosts did equalize but it's more two points lost than one gain as Napoli's quest for Champions League football for next season took a stumble.

Higuaín despechado con Madrid.

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Después de seis meses y una decena de goles napolitanos, Gonzalo Higuaín sigue alimentando los ecos de su despecho contra Madrid. También pasaron sus diez puntos de sutura en la cara y el sugestivo llanto napolitano por la eliminación de la Champions League. "Todo pasa" diría un conocido dirigente argentino, pero puede no tener razón (?

MOURINHO ON HIGUAIN: "A player I know we cannot get!"

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Chelsea fans around the world have woken up to reports of an "official" Chelsea bid for Gonzalo Higuain being rejected by Napoli. When asked of these reports, Jose Mourinho had denied any bid was made at all!

Jose Mourinho continues to re-iterate to everyone that he is happy with his squad and his strikers but the press are still convinced that a move will be made!

Monday Evening Ticker: Goals galore in Serie A; Pirlo suffers ligament damage; and more

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A league known for it's defense decided to ditch that tradition on Monday as four teams combined to score 13 goals in two Serie A matches.

First up, Fiorentina hosted Hellas Verona, with the Serie A newbies fighting valiantly until the final whistle, despite playing down a man since the 53rd minute.

Analysis: How Juventus Defeated Napoli 3-0

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Juventus sit one point behind league leaders Roma after a convincing victory over Napoli.

Antonio Conte made two changes to the side that drew Real Madrid in midweek. Angelo Ogbonna joined Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli at centre back, while Mauricio Isla made an appearance as a right wingback.

How Arsenal Defeated Napoli: In-Depth Analysis

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Arsenal produced a scintillating performance against Napoli at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger made two changes to the side that defeated Swansea at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. Tomas Rosicky joined Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey in Arsenal's attacking three, behind Olivier Giroud, while Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini played in the double-pivot.

CONFIRMED Line-Ups: Arsenal vs Napoli – Arteta starts, Higuain on bench

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Arsenal will take on Serie A giants Napoli at the Emirates in the Champions League group phase tie, where Gonzalo Higuain starts from the bench for the visitors.

The Gunners have made few changes for this game.

CONFIRMED Line-Ups: Arsenal vs Napoli – Arteta starts, Wilshere on bench

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Arsenal will take on Serie A giants Napoli at the Emirates in the Champions League group phase tie, where Gonzalo Higuain misses the tie through injury.

The Gunners have made few changes for this game.

Napoli Projected UCL Lineup against Arsenal features Higuain and Insigne

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Italian side Napoli are sitting on a perfect domestic under Rafael Benitez and his side already have knocked off last year's Champions League finalists, Borussia Dortmund in Naples and will be looking to get the same result when they travel to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Tuesday night.

Arsenal Star Ozil's Twitter Banter Ahead of Napoli Clash

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Arsenal host Napoli tomorrow at the Emirates in another massive Champions League clash as both sides look to cement their place at the top of the Group of Death.

Both Arsenal and Napoli won their opening matches, defeating Marseille and Borussia Dortmund respectively. A new look Napoli side look extremely impressive under new manager Rafa Benitez and sit in second place in the Serie A, two points behind league leaders AS Roma.

Ramsey’s form is only a good thing

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So we leave Premier League behind this week as the Champions League looms, but we leave it from a very nice position perched on the toppiest top.

It's interesting to look at the table and see that we've conceded more than the other teams in the top four, but we've also outscored them in a big way.

Five thoughts on Swansea 1 Arsenal 2

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Ramsey's goals could inspire a title challenge
The clamour for signing a striker over the summer was driven by a legitimate concern about the number of goals in the team. I felt Arsenal scored 10-15 less League goals than they needed to last season, which was almost entirely because of a lack of goals from midfield.

Serie A: Why Napoli Are Still Favourites to Challenge Juventus for the Title

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Napoli missed the fifth win in a row - the sixth if we include the Champions League's successful clash against Borussia Dortmund – after drawing surprisingly with Sassuolo whose maiden season in Serie A had started in an humiliating way, with four defeats - the latest a wretched 7-0 at hands of Inter.

The Week of the Neopolitans

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It has been quite the week in European soccer/football, and as the season progresses there's finally a huge sense of excitement from the results of the round of Champions League group stages which will inevitably bleed over into a weekend of derbys and possibly season-defining matches. The result which dominated the headlines of recent Italian press was Napoli's 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund, a match which saw a club lift itself to new heights while another gradually self-imploded, all in 90 minutes.

Group of Death: Hair-Raising Chant in Naples as Higuain Scores Against Dortmund

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How is this for an atmosphere? After Gonzalo Higuain put his Napoli side ahead of last year's Champions League finalists Borrusia Dortmund, the stadium's announcer grabbed his mic, flipped on his camera, and got the crowd going.

Napoli eventually beat Dortmund 2-1 on the evening, making Group F, the Group of Death, even more interesting.

Napoli Crowd Release Immense Roar After Witnessing Gonzalo Higuain Score First Goal At Stadio San Paolo (Video)

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Here's a bit of brilliant candid footage of Napoli's stadium announcer, a chap by the name of "Decibel Bellini", living up to his name and roaring the crowd on after Gonzalo Higuain's first goal at the Stadio San Paolo after the Argentinian striker opened the scoring against Atalanta on Saturday evening.

World Cup

Manuel Neuer’s Big Hit on Higuain

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Manuel Neuer's big hit on Gonzalo Higuain has been a major talking point with the non contact sports specialists calling for a red card and the hard as nails specialists calling for a badge of honour and I must agree it was a great hit and a fair one too he got the ball and done what I'd expect every great keeper to do knee's up and protect themselves when coming for a ball in the area!

Top Contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Ball Trophy

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The World Cup is inching ever nearer, and there are plenty of betting markets for punters to get involved with over the month long tournament. A lot of focus will be on the Golden Ball winner (player of the tournament) with the best players in the world vying to join a list of winners that includes the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Pele and Bobby Charlton.


The final: Argentina

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I support Argentina and I am wearing my Argentina shirt today. It will be a long-held dream to see them again lift the trophy, as I still remember their last triumph with nostalgia. 1986; when football became my passion. That said, I have been very critical of their play in this tournament. They are not that offensive side that many expected with the players they have.

Argentina in the semifinals

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Argentina are in the semifinals afetr defeating Belgium 1-0 on an early goal by Gonzalo Higuain. Although Argentina played well the first half hour, second half saw them holding to the result, defending well against a rather toothless and disappointing Belgian side.So Argentina did not impress, but have now made it the furthest they have made it in a World Cup since 1990.

Argentina vs Belgium Highlights World Cup 2014 Gonzalo Higuain Goal Video Quarterfinals

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Tactical Review: Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Alejandro Sabella's approach With Gonzalo Higuain not fit enough to start, Sabella went with the 3-5-2 formation that he has been working on. In...

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Argentina – 2014 World Cup squad

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Playing on South American soil as they are, many are tipping Argentina to end their 28-year pursuit of football's biggest prize, and they certainly have the squad capable of doing so. Many envy the attacking talent that Argentina have at their disposal, and if the man, the maestro Lionel Messi performs as he can, it could just be their year.

Messi, Mascherano and Higuain missing for Argentina

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi sits Argentina's final World Cup qualifiers out.

Lionel Messi heads three withdrawals from the Argentina squad for their final FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Peru and Uruguay.


Olivier Giroud Forces Arsenal to Rethink Their Striker Needs

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When Olivier Giroud joined Arsenal many were scratching their heads. This was the potential replacement for Robin Van Persie? Replacing a world class striker with someone who only led scoring in Ligue 1 the previous season? Many were not amused.

Even this summer, after an impressive first season, Giroud was written off as a good sub to have coming off the bench.

Gunners striker preferred Suarez over Higuain

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has publicly discussed the club's summer transfer saga over Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, admitting that he was excited to hear the rumors. The French striker also went on to admit that he would have preferred the signing of the Uruguayan over Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain before the latter player's move to Napoli as the Argentine would have been in direct competition at the Emirates Stadium.

Real Madrid

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Without Gonzalo Higuain as a fallback option, Real Madrid are starting to wonder if Karim Benzema is strong enough physically and mentally to be their lone option up top over the course of the season.

After a season where the Frenchman scored 20 goals in all competitions, Benzema has had a rough start to this year, scoring just twice in eight La Liga matches Carlo Ancelotti's side sit five points back of Barcelona in the league standings.

Perez Says Real Madrid Won't Bid For Suarez In January

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Liverpool fans he will not bid for Luis Suarez when the transfer window opens at the end of the year.
The news will come as a further boost to Liverpool supporters who eagerly await the return of their star man after serving a 10-match ban.
'We will not be signing anyone in January,' he said to the club's members at the Real Madrid annual general meeting on Sunday.

Futboludo #1: Higuaín en Capri.

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12.09.2013 - Veremos que depara nuestra nueva sección de portadas "FUTBOLUDO" cuyo número uno se lleva Gonzalo Higuaín quien, relegado del Real Madrid al Nápoli, salió a conocer las aguas italianas con la profundidad que se merecen.
Sabemos que, a raíz de sus días madrileños, el Pipita destacó a "The Climb" como su canción predilecta y que, de algún modo, algunos de sus fans no superan la categoría de portada.

Borussia Dortmund

Watch Borussia Dortmund Manager Jurgen Klopp Absolutely Lose It

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Borussia Dortmund went down 1-0 to Napoli at the San Paolo stadium on Wednesday night as new signing Gonzalo Higuain powered the home side in front against last year's Champions League finalists.

Minutes later Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp was sent to the stands for absolutely losing it on the fourth official.

Jurgen Klopp sent off for terrifying the fourth official with his facial expressions

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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has always been an animated fellow. Perhaps still carrying some pent-up aggression from his side's loss to Bayern Munich in last season's Champions League final, Klopp started the new Champions League campaign by freaking out and getting sent off just shy of half an hour into the Group F opener against Napoli.

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ARGENTINA: Fotos oficiales.

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Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriguez, Fernando Gago Pablo Zabaleta, Gonzalo Higuain, Hugo Campagnaro Marcos Rojo, Lucas Biglia, Federico Fernandez Jose Maria Basanta, Martin Demichelis, Sergio Romero Ezequiel Garay, Augusto Fernandez, Rodrigo Palacio Agustin Orion, Ricardo Alvarez, Marcos Rojos, Ezequile Lavezzi caligula

Jürgen Klopp Sent Off After Losing His Rag With Fourth Official

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Jürgen Klopp loses the rag with the fourth official following Gonzalo Higuain's opener and was subsequently sent to the stands.