Friday 17 November 2017

Sergio Aguero 'rushed to hospital after Man City forward faints during half time of Argentina's defeat to Nigeria'

Argentina’s Sergio Aguero
Argentina’s Sergio Aguero
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Sergio Agüero, the Manchester City forward, has reportedly been rushed to hospital after he fainted during half-time of Argentina's 4-2 defeat to Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia.

According to a report on website Tyc Sports, the Argentine collapsed in the dressing room during half time of the international friendly on Tuesday before he was immediately transferred to a hospital in Krasnodar.

Agüero, who scored the second goal for Argentina in their shock defeat to Nigeria, was replaced by Darío Benedetto in the second half.

Lionel Messi was absent for the two-time World Cup winners, who opened the scoring through Ever Banega and Agüero.

Kelechi Iheanacho, the Leicester City forward, pulled a goal back for Nigeria just before half time with a free kick before a second-half collapse from Argentina's defence allowed Alex Iwobi, the Arsenal forward, to score twice while Brian Idowu also scored in the victory for Nigeria.

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