"It's a tremendous shock but it looks like he's recovered," said Atlético vice-president Lázaro Albarracin at the Huelva hospital where Aguilera was being treated. "The player stopped breathing and lost consciousness for a while."
The 33-year-old Aguilera, a former Spanish international, was left motionless after being struck in the face by the ball late in the game. After receiving treatment on the pitch, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, he was taken by ambulance to hospital and treated in the accident and emergency department. Recreativo won the quarter-final first leg 1-0.
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