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Gonzalo Higuain scores a first half brace for Argentina

A stunning opener and a hilariously easy second goal for Higuain gave Argentina a big early lead.

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Gonzalo Higuain has had some impressive performances in the Copa America so far, but coming into Saturday's match against Venezuela, the Argentina striker had yet to score. Well, thanks to a sumptuous assist from Lionel Messi, he broke that scoring drought just eight minutes into the match.

Pipita still had plenty of catching up to do, though, so before the half was up he just had to embarrass all of Venezuela and add a second.

This is the Higuain Napoli fans know and love, not the man who's struggled so much for Argentina over the years. Go gt you some, Gonzalo.

Of course, the downside is that the more he scores, the more other teams will come calling. So... maybe don't score too many?