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Difficult stroke of fate after a special CL moment: ManCity star posts touching farewell message


Nathan Ake will remember those days forever. The Manchester City defender scored his first goal but suffered a heavy loss shortly afterwards.

Nathan Ake will remember those days forever.

The Manchester City defender scored his first goal but suffered a heavy loss shortly afterwards.

Manchester - The first matchday of the Champions League * group phase between Manchester City * and RB Leipzig was quite spectacular. A total of nine hits, an own goal, a dismissal and an underdog who defended himself until the end. In the end, the hosts from England prevailed 6-3. It started with Nathan Aké in the 16th minute. The 26-year-old headed a corner from Jack Grealish with force into the goal.

A moment that the Dutchman will remember forever.

After all, it was his first goal in the premier class.

Aké has played in England for a long time, came to Chelsea in the U18, but then needed a few stops to gain a foothold in the top English league.

He was awarded three times by the "Blues" before he moved permanently to AFC Bournemouth for 22.8 million.

There he was able to establish himself in the Premier League *, improve in a familiar environment and become a top defender.

It didn't take long before top club Manchester City signed up with Pep Guardiola * in 2020 to sign the Dutch international for 45 million euros.

Manchester City: Nathan Aké suffers heavy loss

So now the first premier class goal for Aké - and immediately afterwards a severe blow of fate.

As the city professional revealed on Instagram, his father died shortly after the hit against Leipzig with his relatives.

The last few weeks have been "the hardest of his life" for him.

“My father was very sick and treatment was no longer possible.

I was very happy to have the support of my fiancé, family and friends, ”said the central defender.

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Only a few minutes after the goal against RB, his father left peacefully, Aké's mother and brother would have been with him.

“Maybe it should be like that, my father was always very proud and happy when he saw me play,” he recalls.

"I know that you are always with me, will always be in my heart and this goal was for you, dad," he finishes his emotional posting.

Manchester City: Great sympathy from the football industry

Thousands of Instagram users express their condolences in the comments, including many fellow players. BVB professional Donyell Malen, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Mathijs de Ligt and Dries Mertens are just a few. “Stay strong, fighter! We are proud of you, ”commented full-back Joao Cancelo, for example. His club Manchester City also answered the mail with a blue heart. Aké can therefore be sure of the great sympathy from the world of football.

Despite the difficult circumstances, he could still be happy about his goal after the game. “Last year I was close to scoring my first goal. Getting the ball right in the first game this year is a dream come true. To play and score on this stage is just great, ”said the proud goalscorer. During the international break, Aké had to leave early for personal reasons. Now it is clear that it was about the condition of his father.

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Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-09-16

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