LaLiga: Atletico Madrid dealt major setback ahead of campaign as striker Diego Costa picks up thigh injury

Atletico said in a statement on Tuesday that Costa had hurt his left thigh in the final minute of the team’s 2-1 friendly win over Juventus last Saturday in Stockholm

Reuters August 13, 2019 16:22:29 IST
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid dealt major setback ahead of campaign as striker Diego Costa picks up thigh injury
  • Atletico Madrid have been dealt a setback five days before their La Liga campaign begins with the news that striker Diego Costa has sustained a thigh injury

  • Atletico said in a statement on Tuesday that Costa had hurt his left thigh in the final minute of the team’s 2-1 friendly win over Juventus last Saturday in Stockholm

  • According to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Tuesday, Atletico are negotiating with Valencia to sign striker Rodrigo for 60 million euros ($67 million)

Madrid: Atletico Madrid have been dealt a setback five days before their La Liga campaign begins with the news that striker Diego Costa has sustained a thigh injury.

LaLiga Atletico Madrid dealt major setback ahead of campaign as striker Diego Costa picks up thigh injury

File image of Diego Costa. Reuters

Atletico said in a statement on Tuesday that Costa had hurt his left thigh in the final minute of the team’s 2-1 friendly win over Juventus last Saturday in Stockholm, but did not say how long he would be out of action.

Costa missed a large part of the last campaign due to a knee injury but has impressed during pre-season, scoring four goals in a thumping 7-3 friendly win over local rivals Real Madrid last month.

According to widespread reports in the Spanish media on Tuesday, Atletico are negotiating with Valencia to sign striker Rodrigo for 60 million euros ($67 million).

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