FC Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero had the opportunity of starting his first league game for the Spanish side but could not play beyond the first half of the game due to chest pain.
Recall that since Aguero’s contract expired at Manchester City and decided to join FC Barcelona on July 1, 2021, on a free transfer, fitness problem has not allowed him to start a league game at the Spanish side.
However, the 33-year-old Argentina international has played from the bench three times in La Liga and has scored one league goal. He has also played once for Barca in the Champions League.
During the Spanish La Liga game between FC Barcelona and Alaves, Sergio Aguero was involved in a clash in the eighteen-yard box in the 32nd minute.
Shortly afterward, the football star signaled to the bench and then went down with his hands on his chest. The medical team attended to him on the pitch for a while before he was helped to the touchline.
After the on-field assessment, the medical team confirmed that Aguero was no longer fit to continue with the game. In the 42nd minute, Philippe Coutinho replaced him.
A statement from FC Barcelona revealed that Sergio Aguero was taken to the hospital for cardiac analysis after he was substituted.
“Sergio Aguero was struggling with chest pain for much of the first half and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho at halftime and then taken to hospital for cardiac analysis,” the statement said.
Also, the club’s caretaker coach, Barjuan told reporters that the footballer has been taken to the hospital for further medical attention.
“I was told he was feeling a bit dizzy. I have just learned that he was taken to hospital and I can’t say much more until I know,” the coach said.
In the absence of Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay gave FC Barcelona the lead in the 49th minute but the lead lasted for just 52nd minute before Alaves’ Rioja scored the equalizing goal. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Unfortunately for the club’s caretaker coach Barjuan who replaced sacked coach Ronald Koeman three days before the league game, could not record a win in his first game in charge of the club.
The 1-1 draw has pushed FC Barcelona down to the 9th spot on the league table with 16 points in 11 games. They have now recorded 4 wins, 4 draws, and 3 defeats so far this season.
Meanwhile, Manchester City, Sergio Aguero’s former club, had taken to their Twitter page to wish Sergio Aguero well. The club tweeted: “Everyone at Manchester City wishes you a speedy recovery, @aguerosergiokun. We’re with you.”