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Watch: Gonzalo Higuaín Smashes Serie A Season Record With A GOLAZO

Watch: Gonzalo Higuaín Smashes Serie A Season Record With A GOLAZO

Gonzalo Higuaín broke a 66-year-old Serie A record with his 36th goal of the season on Saturday, thanks to a hat-trick in Napoli's final game of the season versus Frosinone.

The 28-year-old Argentine has been in absolutely scandalous form for the Italian runners-up all season, finishing on 36 league goals in 35 appearances, after two seasons of 17 and 18 league goals respectively on either side of a difficult World Cup in Brazil.

Higuaín broke Swede Gunnar Nordahl's record on a night when another Swede was setting records elsewhere. Nordahl, a former Milan striker, set the bar at 35 during the 1949-1950 season.

Higuaín went one better with a spectacular overhead kick in the 71st minute, completing his hat-trick as the curtain was drawn on a remarkable campaign for a man deemed surplus to requirements by Real Madrid after scoring 121 goals in 264 appearances.

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Brace yourselves for some Higuaín to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and probably Liverpool stories in the regular haunts over the coming days. The victory sealed Napoli's Champions League status for next season.

Gavan Casey
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