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Nathan Ake has revealedd that his father had tragically died on Wedesday, right at the time when he scored his Champions League opener for Manchester City.
The Cityzens picked up a thrashing 6-3 win over RB Leipzig yesterday, where Ake opened the scoring for his side.
On Thursday the Netherlands’ international took to his Instagram to reveal the heartbreaking news:
“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.”
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