Gonzalo Higuain is expected to recover from an ankle injury in time for the second leg of Juventus’ last-16 Champions League tie against Tottenham, according to a report.

The Argentine scored twice in the first leg as Juventus took a 2-0 lead within the opening nine minutes.

He also missed a penalty just before half-time when the score was 2-1, and Spurs eventually took advantage by equalising with their second away goal of the night.

Juventus won the Turin derby against Torino 1-0 last weekend, but Higuain was substituted early after damaging his ankle.

There were suggestions he would miss the second leg against Tottenham at Wembley.

But the Evening Standard claims he should return in Juventus’ Serie A clash with Lazio the weekend prior, meaning he is likely to lead the line for the visitors on March 7th.

Higuain’s countryman Paulo Dybala, considered one of the best players in Italy, is also expected to play against Spurs having recovered from injury.

Despite the fact it will take place at Wembley, Tottenham may indeed have more trouble than they did in the first leg given Dybala’s return.



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