Juventus wins 2-0 against Monaco in Champions League semifinals

Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain, left, scores a goal during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Monaco and Juventus at the Louis II stadium in Monaco, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (Source: AP)

Striker Gonzalo Higuain displayed some worth for his huge transfer fee and Gianluigi Buffon showed he is still priceless in goal, each starring as Juventus won 2-0 at Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal, Associated Press reported.

Higuain scored a goal in each half on Wednesday, doubling his tally from 24 previous matches in the knockout stages, AP added.

“Goals were not coming for me in this competition,” said Higuain, who cost Juventus 90 million euros ($98 million) when he joined from Napoli. “I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard.” According to the AP.

He did, relentlessly, at both ends of the pitch. Moments before his second goal, he was near his own penalty area, harrying and hassling Monaco’s attack, AP indicated.

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