Manchester City player Nathan Ake says his father died of cancer minutes after Champions League goal

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Nathan Ake's brilliant career moment, scoring his first-ever goal in the Champions League, came just before he lost his dad to cancer.
Manchester City defender Nathan Ake has paid tribute to his father, who died a few minutes after his son's goal in City's 6-3 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

Key points: Nathan Ake dedicated the goal to his father, saying: "This one was for you dad"

Nathan Ake dedicated the goal to his father, saying: "This one was for you dad" Ake missed World Cup qualifiers for the Netherlands this month and has played just one Premier League game for City this season

Ake missed World Cup qualifiers for the Netherlands this month and has played just one Premier League game for City this season He said his father had been ill and there was "no more treatment possible"

Ake, 26, opened the scoring with a powerful header in the 16th minute, netting his first goal in the Champions League and second overall for City since…
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