Netherlands and manchester city defender Nathan Ake loses dad after scoring his first champions league goal while on duty for city against Rb leipzig on Wednesday night.
The former chelsea defender opened the scoring for pep guardiola side in the 16th minutes as city went on to win the Nine- goal thriller match at the etihad.
Nathan Ake Loses Dad After Median UCL Goal
Shortly after the game , the dutch defender who joined manchester city from southampton disclosed the demise of his dad on social media .
The past few weeks have been the toughest of my life, my dad has been very ill and there was no more treatment possible. I was lucky to have a lot of support from my fiancé, family and friends.
Yesterday after a difficult time I scored my first Champions League goal, and only a few minutes after he passed away peacefully with my mum and brother by his side.
Maybe it was meant to be, watching me play always made him proud and happy. I know you’re always with me, you will always be in my heart and this one was for you dad. ❤️🕊
The versatile defender has since breaking the news Recieved message if support across football community.