Sergio Aguero faints during Argentina – Nigeria halftime, taken to hospital


Sergio Aguero fainted during half-time and was taken to hospital as Nigeria defeated Argentina in a friendly.

Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar.

Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring list before adding a second later on to move clear of Crespo, the striker tapping home Cristian Pavon’s low cross from the right.

The striker then fell ill in the changing room and was replaced by Dario Benedetto.

“He fainted and was therefore transferred to carry out routine checks just as a precaution,” said Argentina’s official Twitter said.

Aguero underwent tests in hospital as Nigeria came back to record a famous 4-2 win.

After the match, Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli said: “Sergio got dizzy and had to leave at half-time.”

FT Nigeria 4-2 @Argentina #SoarSuperEagles #NGAARG. Great win for the @NGSuperEagles pic.twitter.com/9cHSs8wekK

— The NFF :flag-ng: (@thenff) November 14, 2017