World Cup 2014: Higuain, the Valdano to Messi's Maradona?

Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal but it was one that was enough to help Argentina beat Belgium and storm into the semis of FIFA World Cup 2014.

updated: July 06, 2014 09:44 IST
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Argentina's forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during a quarter-final football match between Argentina and Belgium.


Brasilia: With a single swish of the right boot in his side's World Cup quarter-final against Belgium, Gonzalo Higuain finally showed there may be more to Argentina than Lionel Messi after all.

Higuain had been under scrutiny after going three and a half matches without scoring, but he needed just eight minutes to find the net in Argentina's 1-0 win in Brasilia on Saturday.

When a pass from Angel di Maria was inadvertently flicked into his path by Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, the 26-year-old pounced to snap a crisp volley into the bottom-left corner that sent his team into the last four.

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