(Video) Goal! Wolfsburg 0-1 Napoli: Higuain appears to handle ball before scoring opener

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain gave his side the lead at Wolfsburg in the Europa League quarter-final, first leg but the Argentina international appeared to handle the ball before hammering home.

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It was the perfect start to the game for the Italians, managed by under-pressure ex-Liverpool and Chelsea man Rafael Benitez, who had seen his side lose four consecutive away matches in all competitions prior to tonight’s fixture in Germany.

Higuain did well to find space in the final third of the pitch, and the forward, who is the focal point of most of Napoli’s attacking play, especially away from home, controlled the ball prior to finding the net:

But the effort was converted in controversial circumstances because on closer inspection the former Real Madrid man seems to use his arm:

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