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.

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.

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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