Higuain hits winner to give Juventus 2-1 win

Gonzalo Higuain scored in his first match against Napoli since their bitter divorce to give his new club Juventus a 2-1 win in its Serie A showdown on Saturday.

Gonzalo Higuain scored the winning goal for Juventus in the 71st minute.   -  Reuters

Gonzalo Higuain scored in his first match against Napoli since their bitter divorce to give his new club Juventus a 2-1 win in its Serie A showdown on Saturday.

The Argentine, who scored a record 36 league goals for Napoli last season, drilled the ball home in the 71st minute for his seventh goal of the season, which he did not celebrate.

Leonardo Bonucci had volleyed the Serie A leader in front, taking advantage of a misplaced Faouzi Ghoulam clearance, in the 50th minute, but Jose Callejon silenced the Juventus stadium with a clinically taken goal four minutes later.

Higuain had two years to run on his contract with Napoli, which did not want to sell him, but moved to Juventus in July after the Turin club agreed to pay a 90 million euro ($98.83 million) buyout clause in his contract.

Juventus has 27 points from 11 games, five ahead of A. S. Roma which visits Empoli on Sunday. Napoli, last season's runner-up, is third with 20.

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