Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain failed to score against Barcelona for the 12th time on Tuesday night.

In fact, the Argentinian has a total of 0 goals against Real Madrid and the Catalan giants in the last four games - a record that a €94 million signing, in all honesty, should be disappointed with.

Another frustrating night for the former Napoli striker ended in controversy after Higuain made an offensive gesture to a Barcelona fan as he was substituted.

Basically, the 29-year-old gave the middle finger to a supporter and UEFA are ready to step in and investigate, according to The Sun

Gonzalo Higuain gives the Barcelona fans the middle finger as he is substitutedImage: Twitter

Higuain's side were on the receiving end of a 3-0 thrashing after an incredible brace from Lionel Messi gave Ernesto Valverde's side a memorable victory, so tempers were high.

That being said, maybe the Juventus forward could have restrained himself from rodding a fan, especially when hundreds of cameras are pointing right in your direction.

It doesn't come close to Dele Alli's spectacular middle finger, but Higuain's actions could land the striker in big trouble.

Here's that moment:


Credit: MEGA

Earlier this month, the main talking point of England's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia was Deli Alli's middle finger.

During the second half, the Spurs midfielder was caught on camera flipping the bird, although it was unclear who his gesture was aimed at.

Alli cleared up the controversy the next day by revealing that the gesture was intended towards his former Tottenham teammate, Kyle Walker.

Taking to Twitter after last night's victory, Alli posted, "Just to clarify, the gesture tonight was a joke between me and my good friend Kyle Walker! Apologies for any offence caused! Great win 2nite".

The middle finger is becoming a popular theme in football.

Should Higuain receive a punishment for his actions?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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