The Dutch defender broke the Ducks in the European game in midweek, but also suffered a devastating personal loss off the court.
Manchester City star Nathan Aker revealed that his father died shortly after scoring his first Champions League goal on Wednesday night.
Ake was selected as Guardiola’s starting lineup in Manchester City’s first Champions League group match against RB Leipzig in the 2021-22 season against RB Leipzig, and scored the first goal in just 16 minutes, quickly in the game Has been successful.
The Premier League champion continues to win a thrilling end-to-end match 6-3, But after the final whistle, the Dutch defender received devastating personal news, as his father Moise was reported to have died after battling cancer.
What did you say?
The day after the game, Ake paid tribute to his father on social media and confirmed that he witnessed the milestone moment of this post-health pre-health at the Etihad Stadium.
“I know you will always be with me, you will always be in my heart, this is for you, Dad,” the 26-year-old wrote on Instagram.
“The past few weeks have been the hardest weeks of my life. My father was very ill and could not be treated. I was fortunate to have great support from my fiance, family and friends.
“After a difficult time yesterday, I scored my first Champions League goal, and just a few minutes later, he died peacefully beside him with my mother and brother.
“Perhaps it is destined, watching my game always makes him feel proud and happy.”
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In August 2020, Ake transferred from Bournemouth to Manchester City for £41 million. Since then, he has played 16 times for the club and scored two goals.
A hamstring injury caused him to miss most of his first season at the Etihad Stadium, but he has already played in three games for Guardiola’s team this semester, including the Community Shield final.
When Manchester City host Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, Ake may once again have a chance to show his strength, where a victory can put them on the top of the table.