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THAT DIDN'T TAKE LONG

The inevitable happened in Diego Costa’s second La Liga debut with Atletico Madrid

He's well and truly back

Oh, Diego, we’ve missed you. 

The former Chelsea striker finally made his long-awaited return to La Liga action with Atletico Madrid this afternoon, and it all ended in rather typical fashion.

There he is

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There he is

Just beyond the hour mark of their league clash against bitter local rivals Getafe, the 29-year-old netted Atleti’s second goal of the game.

But the controversial forward was sent off immediately after for his wild celebration.


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The Spain international netted from close range to put the home side 2-0 up on the 68th minute, but ran straight into the arms of the crowd to celebrate.

Unfortunately for him, the stunt warranted a second yellow card after he’d previously been booked in the match for elbowing an opposition defender.

Talk about hero to zero. 

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Brilliantly, this was the second time in as many matches that he’d found the back of the net for his beloved club.


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He came off the bench to make his second-debut for Diego Simeone’s side during the week in their Copa del Rey last-16 first-leg clash against Lleida Esportiu – and made it 4-0 merely five minutes later.

It was a goal-scoring second-debut for Costa

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It was a goal-scoring second-debut for Costa

However, today’s game was his first in the starting line-up since joining from Chelsea in September.

Atleti were banned from registering new players until January 1, which meant he was unable to play until the start of 2018.

A moment to forget

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A moment to forget

So, that’ll be a one game ban for the new boy.

Never change, Diego. 


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