Sergio Aguero forced off in worrying scenes after falling to pitch with 'breathing problems' during Barcelona vs Alaves

BARCELONA striker Sergio Aguero had to be substituted during the clash against Alaves after falling to the pitch with breathing problems.

The 33-year-old fell to the ground towards the end of the first half, with medics rushing to his aid at the Nou Camp.


Aguero pointed to his chest as he received treatment as team-mates checked up on him.

A stretcher was on hand to take the Argentine centre-forward away, but thankfully that was not needed.

The Manchester City legend eventually made it back to his feet, before walking down the tunnel, with Philippe Coutinho coming on in his place.

Commenting on the incident, ESPN reported Samuel Marsden tweeted: "Worrying scenes with Aguero here.

"Seems to be having problems breathing. Barca medical staff have lay him down on the floor and he will come on the stretcher. Not sure what happened.

"No need for stretcher in the end, which is good. He's walking off, but will come off. Coutinho on in his place."

And The Athletic's Dermot Corrigan posted: "Aguero leaving pitch after apparently having trouble breathing.

"Stretcher was called for but he walked off. Serious enough so he can’t continue. Coutinho on."

Meanwhile Argentine journalist Roy Nemer stated: "Sergio Aguero off for Barcelona.

"No contact on him but it was worrying because it looked like he had difficulties breathing at first."

Aguero tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year, resulting in the player missing seven games for the Citizens.

The five-time Premier League winner has already missed nine matches for the Blaugrana this campaign due to a calf injury.

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