Higuain hits hat-trick in Juventus friendly win

Gonzalo Higuain struck a hat-trick as Juventus warmed up for Saturday's Serie A game against Chievo with a 5-0 friendly thumping of Chieri on Wednesday.

Higuain was left out of the Argentina squad for their September World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela, which yielded two draws with only one goal scored for Lionel Messi's side, who are in danger of missing out on a place at Russia 2018.

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