Juventus moved further towards another claim at the Serie A title with a victory against Chievo on Saturday as Gonzalo Higuain’s timely return to form saw him grab both goals.
Higuain had gone five league games without scoring before breaking through in the opening period of a triumph that sends Juve nine points clear of second-placed Roma, who take on Bolgona on Sunday, at the top of the log
Although Higuain had gone over a month without scoring prior to the Coppa Italia clash with former club Napoli in midweek, the 29-year-old has now scored four goals in his last two outings and is hitting form again in time to take on Barcelona in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.
However, his two strikes – the second an 84th-minute finish that took his Serie A tally this season to 21.
Juventus have now won 32 consecutive home league matches and a sixth successive Scudetto is moving ever closer to their reach.
Higuain is the first Juventus player to score at least 20 goals in his first Serie A season since Charles and Sivori (1957-58).