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Spurs fans delighted after Gonzalo Higuain lasted just 15 minutes of Turin derby

Gonzalo Hugain was forced off after just 15 minutes of Torino v Juventus, which could be good news for Spurs

We would never wish an injury on anyone.

But you only needed to glance at Twitter 15 minutes into the Turin derby to know what the biggest talking point was.

Gonzalo Higuain was forced off with what looked to be an ankle injury just 17 days before Juventus head to London to face Spurs in the Champions League.


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Higuain scored twice in the 2-2 first leg draw but was also guilty of missing a penalty for his hat-trick just before half-time.

Juventus have been hit hard by injuries lately.

Paulo Dybala wasn’t fit enough to start against Torino while Mario Mandzukic’s injury meant he missed the game completely.

Defender Alex Sandro was forced into an attacking position meaning Juventus didn’t have a recognised striker on the pitch until the 65th minute.

Not that Spurs fans were feeling very sympathetic.

Higuain is Juventus’ joint-top Serie A goalscorer with Dybala this season.

Both of the Argentinians have 14 goals to their name.

But next highest goalscorer Sami Khedira has only scored six goals, so Higuain’s value to Juventus can’t be overstated.

The 30-year-old now has less than three weeks to recover. Get him in the oxygen tent.


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