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Diego Costa to return against a Sevilla side in crisis

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Marca.com146 hits

Sevilla visit the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in what Diego Simeone has labelled the most competitive of the Copa del Rey quarter-final ties, but the Andalusian team take on Atletico Madrid out of form. Under new coach Vincenzo Montella Sevilla have already lost 5-3 to rivals Real Betis and 1-0 to relegation-threatened Alaves, so the last thing they need is to take on a rampant Atletico side...Full Story »

Chelsea made a big mistake replacing Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata, stat all but confirms

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com143 hits

Chelsea look to have made a big mistake in the transfer market by forcing out Diego Costa and replacing him with Alvaro Morata last summer, stats seem to confirm. The Blues won the Premier League title comfortably last season thanks to the scoring prowess of Costa up front, with the Spaniard finishing as the club’s top scorer on 20 league goals. Since then, various reports of a bust-up...Full Story »

Costa transmits fear – Simeone praises striker despite red card

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com64 hits

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone described Diego Costa as a player who "transmits fear" following his goal and red card in Saturday's win over Getafe. The striker's first LaLiga appearance since rejoining Atleti from Chelsea was an eventful one, with Costa scoring his side's second goal in the 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano before picking up a second yellow card for celebrating among th...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores and sees red in eventful LaLiga return for Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by PA9 hits

Diego Costa was sent off in his first LaLiga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.Former Chelsea striker Costa doubled Atletico's lead at the Wanda Metropolitano when he slotted home a low cross from the right in the 68th minute.The Spain international then rushed off to celebrate in among...Full Story »

Costa and Vitolo will help Atletico Madrid grow - Simeone

Posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com65 hits

The additions of Diego Costa and Vitolo can only help Atletico Madrid to grow, according to head coach Diego Simeon. The new signings, who have officially completed their moves to Atleti after the club's transfer ban expired, both made their debuts in Wednesday's 4-0 Copa Del Rey win at Lleida Esportiu. Costa netted within five minutes of his introduction as a second-half substitute, althoug...Full Story »

Chelsea manager Conte: My message to Diego Costa on his big day...

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com158 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has wished Diego Costa all the best for his move to Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old played a key role as Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte's first season at the club but was subsequently told to find a new club over the summer by the Italian. Costa was presented to Atletico fans on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Conte was asked for a reaction and ...Full Story »

Diego Simeone: the last pharaoh

Posted Saturday, December 30, 2017 by Marca.com44 hits

Africa remained the only continent that Atletico Madrid had not passed through on their rise to the top of football, and now at last Diego Simeone has taken his team to Egypt for a charity game against Al Ahly on Saturday. For the Arabic side, it is a game of huge importance, as much as a cup final, and their fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of one of Europe's great teams. The unive...Full Story »

Simeone leaves Costa at home for Atletico's Chelsea trip

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com108 hits

Diego Simeone decided Diego Costa having a Chelsea reunion was not in Atletico's best interests ahead of the crunch Champions League clash. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone decided it was best for Diego Costa to stay away from Tuesday's Champions League clash with former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Costa left Chelsea in September following a breakdown in relations with head coach Anto...Full Story »

Helder Costa pressing for Wolves starting XI recall

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by PA0 hits

Wolves have no fresh injuries ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at home to Bolton.Helder Costa is pushing for a start after the forward came off the bench and scored a penalty in the victory over Leeds on Wednesday.Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme remains a long-term absentee after he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July.Wolves sit four points clear at the top of the table and are looking for ...Full Story »

Spain 5 - 0 Costa Rica: David Silva's brace helps Spain dominate Costa Rica in friendly

Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017 by ESPN31 hits

David Silva scored twice as Spain coasted to a 5-0 win over against Costa Rica in Saturday's friendly at La Rosaleda in Malaga. Jordi Alba gave Spain an early lead before Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata netted a second from close range. Silva struck twice at the start of the second half as Costa Rica were overrun before skipper Andres Iniesta capped an impressive team performance with a late f...Full Story »

Chelsea ace Morata: I chat regularly with Diego Costa

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by tribalfootball.com41 hits

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed he's in regular contact with Diego Costa. Costa left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in controversial circumstances this season, with Morata arriving effectively as his replacement. "People remember him there," Morata said of Costa and Chelsea to AS. "I speak to him quite a lot. There was a chance that we might have played together but in the end that d...Full Story »

Diego Costa ALREADY taking break from Atletico Madrid training as he sips beer on a Marbella beach with pals

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk77 hits

DIEGO COSTA has been put through his paces in a bid to build his fitness... but still found time to sip a cold one in Marbella. The former Chelsea man was treating himself to a low-key birthday beer in the Spanish holiday resort after turning 29 on Saturday. Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa orders a cold beer as he celebrates his birthday Despite sacrificing a pre-season at the Blues in or...Full Story »

Chelsea right to sell Diego Costa, says Gianfranco Zola

Posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 by Skysports.com148 hits

Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid this summer, says Blues legend Gianfranco Zola. Costa completed his move to former club Atletico on Tuesday evening despite helping Chelsea to the Premier League title last season. Zola, speaking on The Debate, adds Costa's replacement Alvaro Morata is technically great, but is holding back judgement on whether he is the full package....Full Story »

Diego Costa posts Chelsea farewell tribute: I couldn't lose faith in myself

Posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by tribalfootball.com136 hits

Diego Costa has posted an emotional farewell to Chelsea on his Instagram. The Spain international completed his move to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. After being told he was not in Antonio Conte's plans for the 2017/18 season, Costa says he had to leave the Blues because he 'could not lose faith' in himself. The post read: "Some cycles begin while others end. My cycle at Chelsea began three y...Full Story »

Diego Costa is the worst kind of footballer, FA showed negligence in Mark Sampson saga

Posted Sunday, September 24, 2017 by Express.co.uk107 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dealt perfectly with Diego Costa He is 100 per cent correct. Rarely can a major transfer away from a major Premier League club be such a relief to all concerned --- and such a delight to those of us who care about how the game is played. Costa is a consistent goal-scorer, which is significant in football. He is a striker of immense physical strength, another crucial...Full Story »

Stoke City 0 - 4 Chelsea FC: Morata hits hat-trick in win as Chelsea shrug off Costa saga

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by PA53 hits

Chelsea continued to show there is life after Diego Costa with another Premier League victory at Stoke, with Alvaro Morata scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win. Morata, the club-record signing bought to replace Costa, was on the scoresheet again early on before Pedro extended the lead on the half-hour mark. Both goals came from defensive mistakes by Stoke, whose manager Mark Hughes had demanded ...Full Story »

Diego Costa watches Atletico Madrid see off Sevilla

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by PA20 hits

Diego Costa looked on as Atletico Madrid allowed themselves to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.Costa is back with Atletico after Chelsea agreed to grant his wish to return, although the Spanish club's transfer ban means he will have a watching brief until January.He was able to enjoy what he saw on Saturday, as his new club took further advantage of Rea...Full Story »

Diego Costa: I have special affection for Chelsea but Atletico is my home

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2017 by Goal.com111 hits

Diego Costa claimed he has a "special affection" for Chelsea after the striker completed a move to Atletico Madrid after a summer of uncertainty. After being told by Blues boss Antonio Conte that he was no longer needed at the London club, the combative forward remained AWOL despite no transfer coming through before the end of the window. However, after returning to Madrid, the 28-year-old...Full Story »

Diego Costa puts cars up for sale as he continues Chelsea absence

Posted Monday, September 18, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk112 hits

Diego Costa has stepped up his attempts to leave Chelsea Costa has been missing from the West London outfit since the end of last season after Blues boss Antonio Conte told him he had no future at the club via text. The absent striker is determined to push through a move to former side Atletico Madrid and has already moved his family out of his base in Oxshott, Surrey, according to The Sun. T...Full Story »

Higuain omitted by Argentina again as Brazil recall Diego

Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Goal.com42 hits

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has again been overlooked by Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli for next month's decisive final round of World Cup qualifiers. Higuain was axed for the recent draws against Uruguay and Venezuela which left Argentina fifth, clinging to an intercontinental play-off place. Despite the precarious position, Higuain's two goals in three Serie A appearances have not b...Full Story »

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