Tuesday January 9 2018
Immobile hunts Higuain record

Lazio striker Ciro Immobile is on course to beat Gonzalo Higuain’s 36 Serie A goals in 2015-16.

The then Napoli striker matched Torino legend Gino Rossetti’s 36 goals in a season, managing that record in 35 games.

After 20 rounds of the Serie A season, Pipita was on 20 goals which is the same record currently held by Immobile.

However, Lazio have a game in hand so the Italian international has actually played two games fewer than Higuain did two years ago, as he was suspended for the Atalanta game and the Biancocelesti still have a game in hand against Udinese.

The Argentine’s goals were more distributed, as by Week 20 he hadn’t yet hit a hat-trick, though he had managed seven doubles.

Immobile has already scored a hat-trick against Milan, and got four against Spal at the weekend.

Higuain matched the record with a hat-trick on the final day against Frosinone, before moving to Juventus that summer for €90m.

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