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Video: Gonzalo Higuain’s stunning hat-trick helps break 66-year-old Serie A record

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain made history on Saturday night, scoring a hat-trick against Frosinone to take his tally up to 36 Serie A goals for the season.

The Argentine forward in turn broke a record that had stood for 66 years, with former AC Milan striker Gunnar Nordahl previously scoring 35 in a single Serie A campaign in 1949/1950.

What makes the record even more remarkable is that the 28-year-old played just 35 games, with a recent suspension arguably costing him the chance to set an even higher record.

Nevertheless, having secured the Capocannoniere award and with Napoli sealing second place in the table to advance directly to the group stages of the Champions League next season, it will be seen as a positive season for the Partenopei overall.

While there will be some disappointment after failing to keep up the pace with Juventus at the top of the standings, it has been a memorable year for many reasons as Maurizio Sarri will now look to build on their success and come back stronger next season.

Watch Higuain’s hat-trick below, including a stunning individual effort for the third which sparked wild scenes at the Stadio San Paolo as he wrote his name into the Italian football history books.

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