Higuain To Partner Messi In Argentina's Attack Against Peru

Now it seems that Diego has opted for the debutant instead of Martin Palermo.
Gonzalo Higuain of Real Madrid has good possibilities of partnering Lionel Messi in Argentina's attack for Saturday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Peru at the Monumental stadium.

Earlier in the week it seemed that Diego Maradona had opted for Boca Juniors striker Martin Palermo, who scored twice in the 2-0 friendly victory over Ghana last week, but now it's more than likely that Higuain will get the nod instead.

'Pipita' proved his worth with Real Madrid last season, and has continued the good work this season, even if he hasn't always been given a game from kick-off.

After months of speculation, Higuain finally received a deserved national team call-up by Maradona. It was believed that the striker would be saved for the match against Uruguay in Montevideo next week, however, Wednesday's training session indicated that the striker will receive the nod ahead of Palermo against Peru on Saturday.

Other surprises for Argentina may be the inclusion of Rolando Schiavi, Emiliano Insua and Enzo Perez. Maradona will likely field the following starting XI against Peru.

Sergio Romero, Jonas Gutierrez, Rolando Schiavi, Gabriel Heinze, Emiliano Insua, Enzo Perez, Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Pablo Aimar, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain.

Gregory Sica, Goal.com

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