Sport Injured Douglas Costa's Juventus campaign could be over
Juventus initially without ex-Bayern star
© Imago Douglas Costa has been with Juventus since 2017. Former Bayern professional Douglas Costa will initially be missing from Italian champions Juventus Turin in the continuation of the Champions League. As the leader of Serie A announced, the Brazilian suffered a "second degree injury to the adductors of the right thigh" at the first championship match ball awarded to Udinese Calcio (1: 2) and will be absent for at least two weeks.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa could be out for the rest of the season due to an adductor injury.
Costa was a second-half substitute in Thursday's shock 2-1 loss to Udinese, a game in which Juve would have sealed a ninth straight Serie A title with a win.
The Brazil international is set for an initial 15 days on the sidelines, meaning he will miss the Bianconeri's three remaining league matches and the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Lyon.
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Mario Hermoso's red card made life difficult for Atletico Madrid but Diego Costa ensured they will finish in LaLiga's top four.Atleti looked destined to hold on for at most a draw after Mario Hermoso was shown a straight red card for a foul on Loren Moron, but substitute Costa steered home Yannick Carrasco's free-kick in the 74th minute to secure a top-four finish for Diego Simeone's men.
"Douglas Costa underwent magnetic resonance imaging at J Medical this morning, which revealed a second-degree injury to the long adductor muscle of his right thigh. It will be re-evaluated in 15 days," a Juve statement read.
Maurizio Sarri's side will hope to wrap up the Scudetto at home to Sampdoria on Sunday.
They will face Cagliari and Roma before attempting overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg against Lyon and book their spot in the Lisbon mini-tournament to decide the winner of the Champions League.
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