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MADRID (REUTERS) - A first reunion with Real Madrid in the Champions League final is Gonzalo Higuain's chance to get his own back at his former club for never truly appreciating him and an opportunity to shake his reputation as a big game bottler. The conbative Argentine striker became the most expensive player ever in Italian football when he swapped Napoli for Juventus last year in an acrimonious transfer which left fans who felt betrayed burning replicas of his number nine shirt. His 90 million euro (S$139 million) price tag, meanwhile, had many observers scratching their heads at the thought of Juve paying so much for a player renowned for failing to put away the simplest of chances when it mattered most. When a wayward header from Germany's Toni Kroos bounced into Higuain's path in the 2014 World Cup final, the Argentina striker raked the ball wide of the far post. Ge...

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