I fight for these moments - Juventus match-winner Higuain relishes Monaco double
15:39, May 11, 2017
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Gonzalo Higuain rose to the big occasion with his two goals against AS Monaco on Wednesday - something critics say the Juventus has forward often failed to do.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain: "I fight so hard for these moments".
"Goals were not coming for me in this competition", said Higuain, who cost Juventus 90 million euros ($98 million) when he joined from Napoli.
Juventus were huge in all areas against a Monaco side who have lit up Europe this season with their brand of attacking soccer.
"In every game I want to show that I deserve to play at this level, despite my age", Buffon said.
When he was not feeding on the assists provided by Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar and the rest of Monaco's incisive attacking unit, Mbappe was living up to comparisons with Thierry Henry by storming down the left before switching feet to pull makeshift right-back Andrea Barzagli out of position.
But Juve, who themselves withdrew Higuain, prevented Monaco from creating any chances of note until Buffon had to make a crucial save as the match entered stoppage time.
Monaco boss Jardim, like his counterpart Allegri, made sure to praise 39-year-old goalkeeper Buffon, who rolled back the years to frustrate teenage talent Kylian Mbappe.
Buffon, who has conceded two goals in this Champions League campaign and gone over 600 minutes without picking the ball out of his net, again proved he was just that, most notably when he tipped a Valere Germain header over his bar in the closing stages.
"And Gianluigi Buffon produced some great saves".
"We could've played better technically, but we scored a goal on the counter, which is Monaco's greatest strength". They have nothing to lose so we'll need to do a professional job once again.
Until Wednesday, Juventus had never kept six consecutive clean sheets in the Champions League.
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Buffon, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, has won nearly all there is to win in the game - apart from the Champions League.
The principality club were held scoreless at the Stade Louis II for the first time in Europe this season, but Allegri knows Leonardo Jardim's men travel well, as evidenced by their recent display in Dortmund.
"It is hard, but we need to keep believing".
The Italian champion showed there is a considerable gulf in class between the two sides, winning 2-0 to strike a significant blow heading into next Tuesday's return leg in Turin.
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