Watch Gonzalo Higuaín Blow Two Huge Chances to Score in the World Cup Final

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July 13 2014 4:00 PM

Watch Gonzalo Higuaín Blow Two Huge Chances to Score in the World Cup Final

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Gonzalo Higuaín scores in the first half. Oh wait, no.

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Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuaín is going to have nightmares about these two missed opportunities to score in the first half the World Cup final against Germany. On the first, German midfielder Toni Kroos attempts to head it back to his goalkeeper but sends it to the Napoli forward, who is through on goal. Higuaín can’t convert the one-on-one with the goalkeeper, though, sending his shot well wide.

Ten minutes later Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi sent Higuaín through on goal again with a perfect cross into the box, and this time Higuaín tapped the ball into the net. But his run was well offside. As a bonus, he had a good few seconds to celebrate before seeing that the goal was disallowed. Yikes.

Jeremy Stahl is a Slate senior editor. You can follow him on Twitter.

 

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