Juventus forward Higuain scoring again ahead of Roma match

first_img“I didn’t miss scoring,” Higuain said. “It was an outside problem, but not for me. I was always relaxed and calm.”Higuain, however, has struggled at times since joining Juventus for an Italian-record €90 million ($100 million) after scoring a Serie A record 36 goals for Napoli last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHiguain’s goals have come at the same time as the return from injury of Paulo Dybala. Five of the eight matches before Dybala’s injury were decided by goals from the two Argentines.Dybala came on for the final 20 minutes of the derby against Torino, when the score was still 1-1, and changed the match. View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Buffon also praised Roma captain Francesco Totti. The veteran pair — Totti turned 40 in September and Buffon will be 39 next month — played together many times for Italy and won the World Cup in 2006.“You can’t take anything away from Francesco. He has the same class as when he started playing, in fact I think he’s even better in some aspects,” Buffon said. “He’s an icon for the team and for the city of Rome.” –Daniella Matar/APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Torino’s head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, right, with back to camera, hugs Juventus’s head coach Massimiliano Allegri during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Juventus at Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Fans have barely got their breath back from two pulsating matches in Torino vs. Juventus and Roma vs. AC Milan, and excitement is already building for Saturday’s standout fixture which sees Serie A leader Juventus welcome second-placed Roma. (Photo by ALESSANDRO DI MARCO/ANSA via AP)MILAN — Gonzalo Higuain’s return to form couldn’t have come at a better time.The Juventus forward scored twice in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Torino — after having scored only once in the previous eight matches. And with the league leaders next facing second-place Roma on Saturday, Higuain’s goal-scoring touch will be in demand again.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports 2019 SEA Games to be fanned out in venues, says Ramirez Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, Roma striker Edin Dzeko hasn’t had any problems scoring. The Bosnia and Herzegovina forward has scored 12 goals in Serie A this season — four more than he netted in 31 appearances in his debut campaign, and three more than Higuain.“Both of them know how to play,” Roma midfielder Diego Perotti. “They don’t just sit in the area waiting for the ball. They go in the middle, track back to get the ball. They know how to provide assists. They are two complete footballers, among the best in the world.”Dzeko has also drawn praise from the man tasked with stopping him on Saturday — Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.“Right now Dzeko is their most dangerous player,” Buffon said. “He’s slotted into (Roma coach Luciano) Spalletti’s playing system very easily and evidently understands it to perfection, judging by their results.“He probably just needed a bit of time. Dzeko’s past career speaks volumes, just as his current form does.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughterlast_img read more