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Sport Diego Costa thigh injury confirmed ahead of Atleti's trip to Bayern

18:31  19 october  2020
18:31  19 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Atletico Madrid confirmed on Friday that striker Diego Costa suffered a muscle injury in his left thigh . The player left the pitch feeling the problem in Wednesday’ s victory over Brugge by the Champions League, and after performing tests The injury probably cost the player a trip to the Spanish team.

Diego Costa is set to miss Atletico Madrid's Champions League opener against Bayern Munich after suffering a left thigh injury. 

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Atleti striker Costa partnered Luis Suarez in attack against Celta Vigo in LaLiga on Saturday but had to be substituted in the 50th minute of the 2-0 victory at the Balaidos. 

The 32-year-old, whose only goal this season was in the 6-1 win over Granada in September, is not expected to feature in the trip to Champions League holders Bayern on Wednesday, though no time frame for his recovery was provided. 

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Diego Costa , 29, is set to be assessed on Thursday after hurting his knee on his second debut for Atletico Madrid. However, Costa suffered a knock in the process after his knee was accidently stood on in the process of scoring and Atleti confirmed via a statement that he will be assessed again.

Diego Costa , 29, is set to be assessed on Thursday after hurting his knee on his second debut for Atletico Madrid. However, Costa suffered a knock in the process after his knee was accidently stood on in the process of scoring and Atleti confirmed via a statement that he will be assessed again.


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A statement published on Atleti's website on Monday read: "Diego Costa underwent tests at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra that confirmed he has suffered a muscle injury in the left thigh. The striker is pending response to treatment."  

Costa managed just one shot on goal during his time on the pitch against Celta but boss Diego Simeone was impressed with his link-up play with Suarez, who reached 150 LaLiga goals with an early strike.  

"I liked the mix of the two. The characteristics of the two allow them to play together," he said. 

"They give us strength in attack, and presence and personality in the penalty area. It's one of the options the team has." 

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