Higuain joins Ibra in unique 100 club

Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain grabbed his 100th Serie A goal on Saturday as his brace helped Juventus to a 2-0 win over AC Milan.

The Argentine striker’s goals helped propel Juventus into second place behind Napoli and also saw him become only the second player to score 100 goals in two of Europe’s top-5 leagues after Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The opener was Higuain’s 29th goal for Juventus, and added to the 71 he scored for Napoli made it 100 goals in Italy. The 29-year old striker also notched 107 goals for Real Madrid between 2007 and 2013.

Ibrahimovic has netted 100 goals in both Serie A and Ligue 1 in France.

After the game, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed his “gifted and extraordinary” striker, but added that he wanted more from Higuain.

“Higuain is currently fit because he has worked a lot during the international break and he normally works with a lot of intensity during those sessions,” Allegri told reporters.

“When it’s like this, one feels better, runs more, smiles more. It’s the same for people like me who don’t practice sports anymore but if we feel fit, we are not overburdened, we feel lighter and we don’t fall asleep. We smile more, we feel better and brighter.

“And the same goes for footballers. If one feels well, things become a lot easier.

“Especially because Gonzalo is a great player – he is technically very gifted, he is extraordinary.

“But he must not stop, he still needs to improve his condition, he needs to raise the bar especially in Europe.”