Aguero and Manchester: End of a Beautiful Lovestory


Football over the years has gives us many marvelous stories over the years. May that be Liverpool’s victory against AC Milan in the Champions League. Barcelona’s Sextuple or even Real Madrid winning 3 UEFA Champions League 3 times in a row. But there are a few matches that just make all of us fans fall in love with. Such is the story with Sergio Aguero and Manchester City. The journey began in the year 2011. When Sergio Aguero was proving his worth for the other half of the Madrid, Atletico Madrid.

Kun Aguero was paired with one of the fine strikers Diego Forlan and the duo was quite fearsome. Playing for Atletico, Aguero scored over 100 goals in just 230 appearances. With a promising career in the Spanish League, the emerging Manchester City signed Aguero and the result was seen in the first season itself. This would be marked in the history of world football and Sergio Aguero had his name printed on it.

Aguero Signed from Atletico Madrid
Aguero Signed from Atletico Madrid Back in 2011

The day when history was created

The clash between the two Manchester clubs was for the first time was played at two different places. Both the clubs were tied for first place in the league with 86 points each. However, Manchester City was leading the table by being ahead on goal difference. In the last match City took Queen Park’s Rangers in at home and United took Sunderland away from home.

The Journey

The match started with a bang with QPR leading with a scoreline of 1-2 against Manchester City away from home. There was a humiliation for the Man City fans as the hopes for their first-ever title win was throbbed away with a goal. At the other end of the match, Manchester United beat Sunderland and was celebrating their title win. But it was Eden Dzeko who kept the hopes alive for the Citizens scoring an equalizer in the first minute of stoppage time.

Time was running out and the news of Manchester United winning the title spread like a fire. Because the city needed a win to go equal on points and win the title ahead of goal difference. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the club. The situation”n demanded a goal and the pressure was immense in the stadium. The players were as frustrated as the players and then came the news that Manchester United finishing their match.

Aguero famous goal
Aguero famous goal 90+2

When the screen was divided into 2 showing the matches of both the clubs of Manchester, stood an Argentine and the commentator went “AGUEROOOOOOO” as he smashed the winning goal for Manchester City in the crowded QPR’s Penalty box. It was one of the finest moments in football history. Defeating Manchester United in the Premier League was a tough task. As Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United stood apart in the premier league back them. A young player from Argentina, signed that same year from Atletico Madrid created a history that day. That day Manchester City lifted their first-ever Barclay’s Premier League title.

Aguero had an amazing career with Manchester City for the next 10 years. Filled with trophies and records it was clear in that final match of the season 2011-2021, that Kun Aguero is a big match player. To this day Aguero has scored a total number of 257 goals in 384 games. The numbers look unreal for a Premier League’s stats. Despite injuries and scored more than 17 goals in all the season he had played with City. It can be said that a young player from the Spanish league came to England and conquered it.

Aguero career at Manchester City
Aguero career at Manchester City

Sergio Aguero is undoubtedly a living Manchester City legend. With more than 250 goals under his belt for Manchester City, Aguero is currently the all-time top scorer for Manchester City. He surpassed Eric Brook, in the year 2017, the same year Manchester City became Centurions, becoming the only team to score 100 points in the League.

A Heart-Breaking Departure

Since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City have been invincible for a while. They currently lead the Premier League table with 14 points ahead of 2nd place Manchester United. Also, with such amazing form, it looks promising for City to win the Champions League this season.

Though the success keeps coming to City year after year, it is quite the opposite for their star striker Sergio Aguero. This season he has scored only 3 goals and his playtime at the club has considerably decreased since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus. It was clear after Manchester City’s win in Gladbach. Sergio Aguero then broke the tension with a statement after the match to his coaching staff. Soon after that, he has announced that he is going to leave Manchester City this summer after his contract expires.

Though this is explained beautifully by Sergio Aguero’s post on Instagram that he will always be a Citizen but it is time for him to take on a new adventure. His career from being a fresh signing to legend has been amazing. However, Sergio Aguero will be honored with a statue alongside his title-winning teammates and former Manchester City captains David Silva and Vincent Kompany at Etihad Stadium at Manchester.

What’s next for the legend ?

What the future holds for Sergio Aguero is a mystery but if the rumors are to be believed then FC Barcelona looks favorites to signing him this summer. However, it would be a feisty fight between the clubs for this promising striker and big match player named Sergio Aguero. Being a legend, it would be interesting to see where this superstar land, and if he is to return to the Spanish League how would he be paired with his fellow Argentine Lionel Messi will be interesting to see. Let the future unfold itself for the latter and enjoy the brilliance of Aguero at Manchester until we can.

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Ashlesh Khadse

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