Gonzalo Higuain is capable of scoring every kind of goal possible but Saturday night’s winner against Roma was one of the best examples of his own personal trademark.
Much like at Torino the previous weekend, shrugging off a defender while bringing the ball under control on the turn before smashing into the net, Higuain’s decisive strike this time was entirely his own doing.
As Juventus’ number 9 received the ball right of centre from Sami Khedira 25 yards from goal, it seemed as though there were few options for him besides returning the ball back from where it came and making a run into the penalty area.
Yet, a mix of strength and good fortune put marker Daniele De Rossi on the ground, a dart from in to out from Mario Mandzukic opened the space and suddenly Pipita was one on one with Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas. Within three touches, Juve were in front and Higuain had his 10th Serie A goal of the season.