Sergio Aguero Faints At Halftime During Argentina’s 4-2 Defeat To Nigeria

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero fainted during halftime of Argentina’s friendly 4-2 defeat to Nigeria in Krasnodar Russia on Tuesday.

The Argentine Football Association wrote on Twitter that Aguero “presented symptoms of fainting and for that reason he was taken to have routine studies done as a precautionary measure.”

The AFA gave no further details on the incident while Argentine media later published pictures of Agüero walking out of the stadium.

The 29-year-old started the match off in blistering fashion netting a goal in the 36th minute to put his side 2-0 up and becoming the Albiceleste’s third-highest scorer in the process.

The Argentine went on to collapse in the changing room during the break and was immediately transferred to a hospital in Krasnodar for precautionary measures.

Aguero, who has eight goals in eight Premier League appearances for City so far this season, was admitted to hospital at the end of September following a car crash in  Amsterdam in which he received a broken rib and his latest condition will be a huge concern for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli rested Lionel Messi following their 1-0 win over Russia on Saturday, but the side did well without him.

Ever Banega had opened the scoring for Argentina in the 28th minute, curling in a free-kick awarded after Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi picked the ball up outside his area. Aguero put Argentina 2 up 8 minutes later.

But in the 45th minute Nigeria were awarded a free kick which Leicester City forward, kelechi Iheanacho spinned to the right side of the net to pull one back for the Super Eagles.

Alex Iwobi leveled the scoreline with an interesting comeback in the 45th minute, before Brian Idowu’s right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner gave Nigeria their third in the 52nd minute. Alex Iwobi cemented the victory with his second goal of the match at the 73rd minute.