Gonzalo Higuaín Opens Inter Miami Account With Incredible Free Kick

Gonzalo Higuaín
Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for Inter Miami | Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

Gonzalo Higuaín's Inter Miami career didn't exactly get off to the best start. On his debut, the former Juventus man missed a penalty and then subsequently started a little fight as his side fell 3-0 to Philadelphia Union.

A 3-2 loss to New York City FC followed, but Higuaín finally got things up and running in Wednesday's 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls. He won a late free kick and then proceeded to unleash an unstoppable thunderbolt to give his side a much-needed win.

The former Juventus man put the ball down 20 yards away from goal and made his intentions clear: he was going to send this ball screaming into the top corner.

Higuaín did exactly that, sending the ball flying past David Jensen and into the back of the net via the kind of clip off the post which always makes any goal infinitely more satisfying to watch for some reason.

The best part about it? Ray Hudson's reaction.

The goal didn't really come as a surprise to fans. After all, Higuaín has made a name out of his deadly ability from set-pieces, right? We can all remember the last time he scored a free kick, right?

As it turns out, Higuaín did not score one during his 13-year spell in Europe. Opta put that at 428 games in which the striker didn't score from a direct free kick.

Not a bad way to open your account.

Higuain went 428 games without scoring a free kick
Higuain went 428 games without scoring a free kick | Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Andrea Pirlo's arrival brought about the end of Higuaín's time in Turin. Alongside team-mate Blaise Matuidi, Higuaín agreed to terminate his contract with the Serie A champions in order to facilitate a move to Miami.

David Beckham's side currently sit 22nd in Major League Soccer, with the win over New York Red Bulls just their fourth in 13 games so far this season.

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