Gonzalo Higuain Keeps Cool Head, Scores Impeccable Chip vs Dinamo Zagreb (Video)

Chris Wright

23rd, November 2011

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By Chris Wright

A weakened (relatively speaking) Real Madrid side still managed to administer Dinamo Zagreb with a sound 6-2 pasting at the Bernabeu last night, with Karim Benzema opening the scoring after just 98 seconds – Madrid’s fastest ever Champions League goal.

That said, it was Gonzalo Higuain’s dainty goal (Madrid’s third, in the ninth minute) that was the pick of the bunch as far as we’re concerned…

I’m not ashamed to admit that the little ‘hup’ in the commentary when Higuain dinks it over the ‘keeper has made me smirk each and every time I’ve watched the clip back.

Anyway, while we’re still a little shocked that Jose Mourinho chose to play Benzema and Higuain together (on the same pitch, at the same time, for the entire game) considering they’ve barely crossed paths despite having been at Madrid together for the last two years, the ‘double 9’ system worked perfectly against Zagreb – as the full highlights will duly attest to…