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Monaco 0-2 Juventus: Dani Alves Impressive Asssits and Gonzalo Higuain double puts Allegri's sid

The hosts started well, with Kylian Mbappe heading at Gianluigi Buffon before forcing another low save.

But Higuain brilliantly scored two fine Dani Alves assists, sweeping the Brazilian's back heel in on 29 minutes.

Radamel Falcao almost scored for Monaco after the break before Alves' measured cross saw Higuain put Juve in control.

Gonzalo Higuain pictured as he celebrates his impressive brace and hand Juventus full control in the Champions League semi-final

Gonzalo Higuain £78m genius

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Monaco, are known for their free scoring and dangerous youthful side all season, they showed moments of threat which could unnerve Juve in the second leg on 9 May.

But at Stade Louis II, Massimiliano Allegri's side showed just how efficient they can be and Monaco's task looks enormous as Juventus have not lost a home fixture by two goals since April 2013.

This was another victory based on organised defensive work and experience, with Buffon making a couple of key saves to help usher in a ninth Juve clean sheet in 11 Champions League matches this season.

Massimiliano Allegri's men could win Serie A this weekend as they chase a treble, having already booked their place in the Italian Cup final.

Juve look programme-ready in their winning strategy. Stalwarts Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci look determined and driven to ensure the Italian side go one better than their 2015 final defeat to Barcelona.

Higuain, who was signed for £78m in 2016, offers a killer instinct.

Alves did not play in his customary role at right-back, he played on the right of midfield despite now being 33, he showed clear vigour to move forward and provide an opportunistic back heel to lay on the opener.

His action for the second was inch perfect and in creating both goals he now has six assists in the competition, bettering his best total of five when at Barcelona in 2007-08 and 2010-11.

Higuain benefited from Alves quality and he refused to be overshadowed by the youthful Mbappe in the battle of the goalscorers.

Gonzalo Higuain, who was signed for £78m in 2016, offers a killer instinct.