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Red-hot Higuain becomes first Juventus player to score five in a row for over 11 years

5:42 PM GMT+4 22/01/2017
Gonzalo Higuain Juventus Lazio Serie A
In finding the net in Sunday's 2-0 win over Lazio, the Argentina international has done something no-one at the club has managed for over a decade

Gonzalo Higuain has become the first player to score in five successive Serie A matches for Juventus in over 11 years.

Dybala & Higuain down Lazio

By finding the net in Sunday’s clash against Lazio, the Argentine international emulated the achievement of France international forward David Trezeguet, who was the last player from the Turin giants to achieve such a feat.

Higuain has been in terrific scoring form after initially being criticised as overweight when he arrived at Juventus Stadium in the summer for a record fee from Napoli. The 29-year-old has netted 17 times in 26 matches.

He has been in particularly impressive since scoring twice against Torino in mid-December. He then scored against Roma before the winter break and has started 2017 without having lost any of that momentum, as he registered versus Bologna and Fiorentina.

Trezeguet’s run, meanwhile, came in 2005, when he scored 11 goals in a sequence of nine consecutive games. The France great struck against Siena, Lazio, Cagliari (twice), Fiorentina, Treviso, Roma, Livorno, Milan and Sampdoria during an astonishing run of form.

Higuain, a France-born Argentina international, therefore has some way to go to beat Trezeguet, an Argentine-born France international.