Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has been rushed to hospital after fainting at half-time against Nigeria - midway through the South American side's shock defeat to Alex Iwobi and Co.
The African side managed to turn around a two goal deficit in their international friendly against La Albiceleste. goals from Ever Banega and Aguero himself handed the Argentinians a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes, with Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho pulling one back for the visitors right before half-time.
However, the dynamic of the game took a drastic turn during the interval - when goalscorer Aguero was sent to hospital after collapsing in the dressing room - confirmed by Argentina:
[PARTE MÉDICO AGÜERO] Tuvo un cuadro de lipotimia motivo por el cual fue trasladado a realizarse estudios de rutina sólo por precaución.— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) November 14, 2017
The tweet roughly translates as:
"Aguero suffered a collapse and was therefore taken to carry out routine studies merely as a precaution."
According to TyC Sports, Aguero was taken to a hospital in Krasnodar; where he recovered, and is undergoing tests in order to determine the cause of his collapse.
El último equipo que le había hecho 4 goles a la Selección Argentina ¡fue justamente Nigeria! En el triunfo 4-1 del 2011. pic.twitter.com/HR0y3PNIHa— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) November 14, 2017
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As for Aguero, his goal had sent him into third place for Argentina's all-time goalscorers, but not even he could've imagined the night ending how it did. A very bizarre turn of events indeed.