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Higuain scored the winner against Honduras last night.

Gonzalo Higuain scores brilliant goal against Honduras - but Messi limps off injured

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Gonzalo Higuain has to be the best striker in the world right now, right? 

The Argentinian is fresh off the back of an incredible record-breaking campaign in which he hit 36 Serie A goals, and it looks like he's taking that form into the Copa Centenario.

The former Real Madrid man bagged the winner in the first-half against Honduras last night, and it was a thing of beauty.

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Channelling the spirit of Dennis Bergkamp against Newcastle all those years ago, Higuain's touch took him completely past a bamboozled defender before he rifled his shot into the roof of the net.

You can check out the video of Higuain's brilliant goal below.

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It wasn't all good news for Argentina however; Lionel Messi was forced from the field after picking up what looked to be a painful injury. 

The Barcelona man was later diagnosed with a bruised back, and is now in a race against time to be fully fit before Argentina kick off their Copa campaign against holders Chile on June 7.

"Messi suffered a trauma to the left side of his lower back and rib cage," the Argentine Football Association said in a statement.

Argentina boss Tata Martino added: "I would not dare to venture a diagnosis."

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