Gon­zalo grabs first hat-trick

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - WORLDCUP -

AR­gEnTInA......................................4 SoUTh KoREA .................................1 Gon­zalo Higuain scored the first hat­trick of the World Cup as ar­gentina all but as­sured them­selves a place in the last 16 with an im­pres­sive vic­tory over South Korea at Soc­cer City.

Diego Maradona’s men were on top from the time they took the lead through a Park Chu-young own goal in the 17th minute.

Higuain dou­bled the ad­van­tage af­ter 33 min­utes, but a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion from Martin Demiche­lis on the stroke of half-time al­lowed lee Chung-yong to give his side hope.

af­ter briefly threat­en­ing a come­back early in the sec­ond half, the Kore­ans faded thanks to a dou­ble from Real Madrid striker Higuain that handed his side max­i­mum points from their open­ing two fix­tures in Group B.

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