Why Sergio Aguero fainted at half-time of Argentina vs Nigeria

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Argentina v Nigeria may only have been a friendly but it had pretty much everything.

Argentina went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero.

However, Kelechi Iheanacho’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time gave the African side hope.

And that hope turned into an incredible comeback in the second-half as a brace from Alex Iwobi and a strike from Brian Idowu sealed an amazing 4-2 victory.

But worrying reports emerged after the match about the health of Aguero.

Despite scoring, the Manchester City striker was withdrawn at half-time. And it’s since been revealed that it was because he fainted and had to be rushed to hospital.

The Argentine Football Association said on its Twitter account that the 29-year-old "had a blackout and was taken (to hospital) so routine examinations were made only as a precaution."

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While Argentinean team doctor, Donato Villani, told reporters about a previous problem with his health.

"He felt bad twice, and with the medical history he has, since he was operated on when he was 15, we wanted to be sure it was nothing.

"We took him to hospital to make sure everything was normal, we prefer to wait to be sure."

The reason Aguero fainted

And now, The Sun have revealed the real reason behind the incident. They report that Aguero fainted due to a drop in blood pressure.

The incident comes just six weeks after he was involved in the car accident in Amsterdam in which he broke a rib.

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It’s certainly been an eventful few weeks for Aguero for better or worse.

Shortly after his crash in Amsterdam, he broke the club goalscoring record at City and has helped Pep Guardiola’s side establish an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Now there are fresh concerns about his healthy about fainting in the dressing room at half-time.

Man City release a statement

Guardiola will certainly be worried ahead of the hectic Christmas period but City have released a statement that suggests the forward has been given the all clear.

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"Sergio Aguero has been cleared by doctors to return to Manchester as planned after suffering a dizzy spell during Argentina's 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar today," it read.

"Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks. He will be assessed by the club's medical team ahead of this weekend's Premier League trip to Leicester City."

Let’s hope it’s nothing serious and Aguero will be scoring goals once again.

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