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Concern for Sergio Aguero after striker is forced off for Barcelona

The Argentine seemed to be having difficulty breathing

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - LaLiga Santander Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Sergio Aguero was forced off in the first half of Barcelona’s La Liga clash with Alaves on Saturday night at the Camp Nou.

The Argentine made his second start in a row for the Catalan giants but only lasted 40 minutes after going to ground holding his throat.

Television replays weren’t able to show exactly what happened to cause the problem but it did seem as though Aguero was having difficulty breathing.

A stretcher was called and came on to the pitch but Aguero was able to sit up and then walk off the pitch which is the good news. Sergi Barjuan opted to replace the Argentine with Philippe Coutinho.

There’s been no update from Barcelona yet but ESPN’s Samuel Marsden has shared some news on Aguero.

There were more physical issues for Barcelona in the second half too, as the Catalans also lost Gerard Pique to injury. Youngster Nico Gonzalez also asked to be replaced late on after picking up a knock.