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Sergio Aguero taken to hospital after fainting in Argentina friendly

July 21 2018, 12:05 | Van Peters

Sergio Aguero taken to hospital after fainting in Argentina friendly

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Nigeria started the game with frayed nerves fell behind in the 27 minute after goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's blunder handed the Argentines a free kick, which Ever Banega converted.

"Aguero collapsed and was therefore taken to carry out routine studies merely as a precaution", the Argentine federation later said on Twitter.

Dario Benedetto replaced Aguero in the lineup, but Nigeria rallied with three second-half goals to win 4-2, handing Argentina their first friendly defeat since November 2014.

The Super Eagles took the lead two minutes after that when Brian Idowu sidefooted home from the edge of the area to finish off a counter attack.

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Enyeama quit the team in 2015 after falling out with then head coach Sunday Oliseh but there have been loud calls for him to return for next year's World Cup.

A superb goal by Iwobi completed the comeback in the 73rd minute as he collected the ball, slipped it between Javier Mascherano's legs and fired past Agustin Marchesin.

"We prepared well for this game because playing Argentina is big for us, maybe it is different for them".

Nigeria national football team players pose prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, southern Nigeria, on September 1, 2017.

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