Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero taken to hospital with chest pains

Argentinian international complained about feeling dizzy during his side’s 1-1 La Liga draw with Alaves.

Aguero was making his first La Liga start at Camp Nou [Albert Gea/Reuters]

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has been taken to hospital after he suffered chest pain and complained about feeling dizzy during his side’s 1-1 La Liga draw with Alaves on Saturday.

During the first half, the Argentinian, who was making his first La Liga start at Camp Nou, appeared to signal to the bench that he wanted to be taken off. Shortly before the interval, the 33-year-old was seen lying on the pitch while holding his chest.

“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,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Medical staff rushed to assist Aguero, who eventually got up and slowly walked off the pitch unaided.

“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,” Barcelona’s caretaker coach Sergi Barjuan said.

Aguero was taken to hospital for cardiac analysis, Barcelona said [Albert Gea/Reuters]
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