LaLiga: Atletico Madrid strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa fit for top-of-the-table showdown against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid were handed a late boost ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown at La Liga leaders Barcelona on Saturday as strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa were both passed fit for the game after recovering from injuries.

Reuters April 06, 2019 16:37:21 IST
LaLiga: Atletico Madrid strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa fit for top-of-the-table showdown against Barcelona
  • Costa hurt his hamstring in last Saturday’s 4-0 win at Alaves and missed Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Girona although medical tests ruled out a torn muscle

  • Morata sprained his ankle against Girona and looked certain to miss the game with Barca

  • Atletico trail Barca by eight points at the top of LaLiga with eight games remaining and realistically have to win at the Nou Camp

Barcelona: Atletico Madrid were handed a late boost ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown at LaLiga leaders Barcelona on Saturday as strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa were both passed fit for the game after recovering from injuries.

LaLiga Atletico Madrid strikers Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa fit for topofthetable showdown against Barcelona

File image of Alvaro Morata. Reuters

“Good news! Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have received the medical all-clear and will be available for Barca-Atleti,” the club said on its official Twitter account on Saturday.

Costa hurt his hamstring in last Saturday’s 4-0 win at Alaves and missed Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Girona although medical tests ruled out a torn muscle. Morata sprained his ankle against Girona and looked certain to miss the game with Barca.

Atletico trail Barca by eight points at the top of LaLiga with eight games remaining and realistically have to win at the Nou Camp, where they have not earned a victory since 2006, to stay in the title race.

Updated Date:

also read

Lyon beat Barcelona to claim record-extending eighth Women's Champions League
Sports

Lyon beat Barcelona to claim record-extending eighth Women's Champions League

Lyon won their eighth Women's Champions League title in 11 years by beating Barcelona in a first half blitz in Turin.

LaLiga: Barcelona's win against Celta Vigo overshadowed by Ronald Araujo's head injury
Sports

LaLiga: Barcelona's win against Celta Vigo overshadowed by Ronald Araujo's head injury

Defender Ronald Araujo had to be taken away in an ambulance in the 64th minute of the match after he collided with teammate Gavi head on.

What is still at stake in Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1
Sports

What is still at stake in Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1

What's at stake in Europe's top five football leagues with 2021-22 season drawing to a close.