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Gonzalo Higuain breaks Serie A record with goal of the season contender.

Gonzalo Higuain breaks Serie A record with goal of the season contender

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Gonzalo Higuain made Serie A history on Saturday, becoming the league’s highest ever goalscorer in a single season.

The Argentina international netted a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 win over relegated Frosinone, taking his tally to 36 league goals of the campaign - one ahead of Gunnar Nordahl’s total which was set with AC Milan during the 1949-50 season.

Higuain has been clinical in front of goal all season; his nearest challenger for the Serie A top scorer award was Juventus’s Paulo Dybala, who managed to score a relatively modest 19 goals this term.

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And the South American striker, who joined Napoli from Real Madrid back in 2013, saved arguably his best goal of the season until last.

Higuain appeared to have nowhere to go when Dries Mertens picked him out on the edge of box - his back turned away from goal - with a dinked pass. However, the Argentine produced a moment of magic: volleying the ball on the turn, leaving Frosinone goalkeeper Massimo Zappino no chance.

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Video: Higuain scores wonder goal

Video: Higuain's hat-trick

Higuain could have had a few more goals...

It was a goal of pure class by Higuain, who probably would have had a few more goals to his name had he not lost his head against Udinese back in April.

Without the subsequent three-match ban, it’s no exaggeration to suggest he could have broken the 40-goal mark this season.

SSC Napoli v Frosinone Calcio - Serie A

However, Higuain will be disappointed that he doesn’t have a Scudetto to show for his goalscoring exploits.

Napoli finish the season nine points behind champions Juventus.

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