It took him four years to score in a Champions League knockout stage, he had a couple of… awkward moments in the opening minutes of Juve’s game at Monaco, but he did finish two Juventus attacks in a spotless way, and his two goals have given the Bianconeri a huge advantage ahead of the return leg in Turin.
I fight so hard for these moments. Goals were not coming for me in this competition but I knew I just had to stay calm and keep working hard. But I work for the team, the important thing was for Juventus to win and it would have been okay even if I had not scored
Gonzalo Higuain told reporters after the game, looking calm, relaxed, more than relieved.
As for Kylian Mbappe, despite the bad result, he looked hopeful that his team will be able to perform a small football miracle next week.
We lacked a little bit of experience, but most importantly of all we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. We created a lot of chances and just didn’t take them. On the other hand, Juventus had two clear chances and scored two goals. We have to learn from this. Buffon made a couple of good saves in the match. Hopefully we can score in the second leg
the French youngster told UEFA’s official website.