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Ciro Immobile equals Gonzalo Higuain's feat

The Italian matched the Argentine's record for most goals in a single Serie A season with 36

Agencies Rome Published 03.08.20, 04:26 AM
Lazio's Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring a goal

Lazio's Ciro Immobile celebrates after scoring a goal AP

Helped by a rule change that led to more penalty kicks, Ciro Immobile matched the record for goals in a Serie A season with 36.

In his last match of the season, Immobile finished off an exchange with Adam Marušic with one touch midway through the first half of a 3-1 loss at Napoli on Saturday.

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Current Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain also scored 36 in 2015-16 while with Napoli, improving by one goal on the previous mark set by Gunnar Nordhal 66 years earlier.

However, while Higuain scored only three of his goals in 2015-16 with penalties, Immobile had 14 penalties this. The plethora of penalties was a product of a rule calling for involuntary handballs to be whistled as fouls. The rule is expected to be revised for next season.

Meanwhile, Juventus suffered their first home league defeat for over two years when they finished the season by losing 1-3 against AS Roma.

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