At the 6: 3 goal festival between Manchester City and RB Leipzig, Nathan Aké was a bit surprisingly in the starting line-up of the Skyblues. The 22-time Dutch international scored his first Champions League goal against RB. The 26-year-old’s father died just a few minutes later.
The central defender was able to celebrate his header against Leipzig. To see that Aké is going through a particularly difficult time was not for outsiders. The central defender’s father was seriously ill. He died during the game.
“The last few weeks have been the most difficult of my life. My father was very sick and there was no cure. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of support from my fiancé, family and friends,” Aké shared the afternoon after the game via Instagram with.
“Yesterday I scored my first Champions League goal after a difficult time. And just a few minutes later he fell asleep forever with my mother and brother by my side,” the Dutchman continued.
Aké dedicated his first goal in the premier class to his father: “Maybe it should be like that to see me play, it always made him proud and happy. I know that you will always be with me. You will stay in my heart and forever this is for you, dad. “
The 26-year-old received a lot of sympathy and compassion under his statement. Fans, teammates and other footballers encouraged Aké.