NS Manchester for the first time in Champions League with one expressive victory. 6 to 3 up RB Leipzig The show is at Etihad Stadium. However, a sad familiar episode of the author of one of the goals of the English club also marked the match.
After the match, defender Nathan Ake, who scored the goal that opened the way to defeat, revealed on Thursday (16) that his father Moise Ake died a few minutes after he hit the net.
“The last few weeks were the hardest in my life, my father was very ill and there was no further treatment. I was fortunate to receive a lot of support from my fiancée, family and friends. Yesterday, after a difficult time, I booked my first Champions League goal, and after a few minutes he passed away. At peace with my mother and my brother by his side. Perhaps it was meant to be, seeing me play always made him feel so proud and happy. I know you’re always with me, you’ll always be in my heart and this was for you Dad,” the 26-year-old Dutchman wrote on his Instagram account.
Aki learned of his father’s death after the match and chose not to share it with his teammates at first. The defender was released by the English club from training over the next few days.
Because of the father’s critical health, the defender had already requested two weeks to be excused from training.
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