MOSCOW: Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed within the dressing room at halftime earlier than they misplaced four-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-aim lead in a pleasant in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.
The Argentine Soccer Federation (AFA) stated in a press release that Aguero, who scored within the first half, was taken away for routine examinations however added: “The participant is nicely”.
His Premier League membership Manchester Metropolis stated the 29-yr-previous Aguero had been cleared by docs to return to England as deliberate after he suffered what they referred to as “a dizzy spell”.
“Sergio by no means misplaced consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks,” Metropolis stated on their official web site (www.mancity.com).
Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli rested Lionel Messi following the 1-zero win over subsequent yr’s World Cup hosts Russia on Saturday and it appeared that they might cope with out him.
Ever Banega curled in a free kick, awarded after Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi picked the ball up outdoors his space, within the twenty eighth minute and Aguero completed off a sweeping counter-assault eight minutes later.
However Kelechi Iheanacho impressed Nigeria’s fightback.
First, he emulated Banega by scoring from a free kick on the stroke of halftime after which arrange the equaliser by pulling the ball again for Alex Iwobi to internet seven minutes after the re-begin.
The Tremendous Eagles took the lead two minutes after that when Brian Idowu sidefooted residence from the sting of the world to complete off a counter-assault.
An outstanding objective by Iwobi accomplished the comeback within the 73rd minute as he collected the ball, slipped it between Javier Mascherano’s legs and fired previous Agustin Marchesin.
Argentina staggered by way of their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign, solely clinching their place on the finals with a three-1 win in Ecuador of their ultimate match.
”It’s a troublesome recreation to elucidate,“ stated Sampaoli. ”We might have been three-zero or four-zero forward within the first half and we went in with a 2-1 lead.
”My largest fear was the best way the staff performed once we have been behind. I do know we’re succesful and have the person expertise to have the ability to get out of those conditions and I‘m nervous about what occurred tonight.
“We performed an unimaginable first half however we misplaced our approach in a match which might confuse lots of people.”
Aguero might be assessed by Manchester Metropolis’s medical staff forward of this weekend’s Premier League journey to Leicester Metropolis.
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