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Gonzalo Higuain Avoids Major Injury, Set to Be Fit for Juventus vs. Tottenham

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2018

Juventus' Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (R) reacts near Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira during the Italian Serie A football match Torino vs Juventus on February 18, 2018 at the 'Stadio Grande Torino' in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly be fit to travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur for the second leg of Juventus' last-16 clash in the UEFA Champions League despite suffering an ankle injury against Torino on Sunday.

Per Calciomercato, it was feared the Argentinian striker's injury could be serious enough to rule him out of Juve's March 7 visit to Wembley Stadium, but after Higuain provided reassurance on Instagram, it is now expected he will return for the trip to Lazio on March 3.

Even if Higuain, 30, does not quite make his return in time for the clash at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, he will "certainly" be available for the crucial meeting with Spurs, added Calciomercato. 

Juventus took a 2-0 lead inside nine minutes in their first leg against Spurs last week at the Juventus Stadium thanks to a quick-fire Higuain double.

However, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen then netted for Spurs to earn them a 2-2 draw and give them a slight edge heading to Wembley.

The concession of two away goals will have been frustrating for Juve, especially given they had conceded just one goal in their preceding 16 fixtures in all competitions.

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The Italian giants have more than enough quality in their ranks to prevail in the second leg and book their spot in the last eight of the 2017-18 tournament.

Missing Higuain would have been a huge blow to their chances, but he looks set to be available for another enthralling encounter between Juve and Spurs.  

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