‘DIZZY’ AGUERO IN RUS­SIAN HOS­PI­TAL DRAMA

BLUES STRIKER TAKEN TO HOS­PI­TAL AT HALF-TIME OF AR­GENTINA MATCH

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By RICHARD FAY

CITY were given a scare af­ter Ser­gio Aguero col­lapsed at half-time dur­ing Ar­gentina’s in­ter­na­tional friendly with Nige­ria last night.

The Blues striker didn’t come out for the sec­ond half of the match, which was be­ing played in the Rus­sian city of Krasnodar.

Aguero fell in the dress­ing room at half-time and was taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal for a check-up.

How­ever, City later re­vealed the striker had ‘suf­fered a dizzy spell’ and had ‘never lost con­scious­ness, and was taken to hos­pi­tal for pre­cau­tion­ary med­i­cal checks.’ The Blues also con­firmed Aguero is safe to travel back to Manch­ester where he will be as­sessed by the club’s med­i­cal team ahead of this week­end’s Pre­mier League trip to Le­ices­ter City. It was a trau­matic turn to what should have been an­other night of cel­e­bra­tion for Aguero. The Blues’ star striker had claimed yet an­other ac­co­lade as he scored once in the 4-2 de­feat to over­take Her­nan Cre­spo as Ar­gentina’s third-high­est scorer of all time.

Only Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batis­tuta have scored more times than his 36 goals.

City special: Pages 50-52

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Ser­gio Aguero

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