Higuaín's disastrous debut in Miami: missed penalty, brawl and defeat

Higuaín's disastrous debut in Miami: missed penalty, brawl and defeat

The Argentine, who played the 90 minutes, did not avoid another defeat for Inter Miami, which remains last in the Eastern Conference.

Higuaín's disastrous debut in Miami: missed penalty, brawl and defeat

Gonzalo Higuaín's first game in MLS was resolved with a resounding loss to the Philadelphia Union (3-0). The forward, who formed in the starting eleven, could not help Inter Miami, which remains bottom in the MLS Eastern Conference with only 11 points and 12 goals in 14 games. In addition, his mistake in a penalty triggered a brawl with the rivals.

The most controversial action of the night at Subaru Park in Chester (Pennsylvania) came in the 77th minute, when Higuaín sent a shot from 11 meters over the crossbar. The Union footballers, with Kai Wagner at the helm, celebrated the ruling in front of the Argentine, who was immediately stirred. Not even the referee's mediation could avoid the insults and shoves.

At that time, the team led by Diego Alonso was already losing 2-0, after goals from Ilsinho and Anthony Fontana . In the remaining quarter of an hour, the locals still took the opportunity to sentence their victory with a goal from Brenden Aaronson .

Against the stick

During the first half, fortune had not smiled on Higuaín either, who crashed a spectacular scissor shot into the right post. He also showed his finishing power with a left foot that was lost slightly off the goal of Andre Blake .

It should be remembered that Higuaín signed two weeks ago for the club co-owned by David Beckham , where he shares a dressing room with Blaise Matuidi , a former teammate at Juventus. The 32-year-old Argentine striker has become the highest-paid footballer in MLS, with an annual record, according to the Miami Herald newspaper, amounting to seven million dollars.

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