The Argentine was played in twice by Dani Alves and finished sublimely on each occasion to score both of Juventus' goals in a dominant semi-final first leg win.
In doing so, he scored in the knockouts for the first time since way back in April 2013.
Indeed, he had managed just two knock-out goals in 24 games before kick off on Wednesday, a number that has now ascended to four in 25.
It seems clear, however, that the burly striker enjoys meeting opponents from the country of his birth, France.
2 - Gonzalo Higuain a marqué autant de buts ce soir que lors de ses 24 premiers matches de phase à élimination directe de LdC. Envol. pic.twitter.com/8ZVzcCUsCo— OptaJean (@OptaJean) 3 de mayo de 2017
And he has now set a personal best in the competition after netting his fourth and fifth goals, a mark he had never before reached.
Will there be more goals to come for the striker as the competition enters its final matches?