Aguero taken to hospital after suffering chest discomfort

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after complaining of chest discomfort during Barcelona’s draw with Alaves.

The 33-year-old striker was withdrawn before half-time after receiving treatment for several minutes during the La Liga match at the Nou Camp.

He was seen holding his chest and will undergo cardiac tests at hospital as a precautionary measure, after leaving the ground in an ambulance. He was replaced by Philippe Coutinho.

Confirming the news, Barcelona wrote on Twitter: ” @aguerosergiokun reported chest discomfort and has been admitted to the hospital for a cardiac exam.”

Aguero’s former team Manchester City also sent a message of support and wished the Argentine well.

“Everyone at Manchester City wishes you a speedy recovery, @aguerosergiokun. We’re with you.”

Barcelona, who were led by caretaker boss Sergi Barjuan for the first time following the departure of Ronald Koeman, were held to a 1-1 draw by Alaves.

Former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay opened the scoring before Luis Rioja levelled to earn a point for the visitors.

Barcelona remain in ninth place in the table – eight points behind fierce rivals Real Madrid, who beat Elche 2-1.

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