Atletico’s Costa sustains injury

Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) | Publish Date: 8/13/2019 12:33:15 PM IST

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has injured his left thigh during a friendly against Juventus in Sweden, the La Liga side announced on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Spaniard of Brazilian descent was replaced by Ivan Saponjic after he felt a muscle pain in the 90th minute of Saturday’s match that ended 2-1 in favor of Atletico.

“Diego Costa suffers a muscle injury in the adductors of the left thigh,” the club said in a statement, reports Efe news.

Atletico added that Costa “underwent an MRI scan at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and is pending response to treatment.”

The Spanish capital’s premier side is set to host Getafe on Sunday in the opening week of the new season.

Costa, however, will not take part in the game because he was handed an eight-match ban last season after he insulted a referee during his side’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona.


Launched on December 3,1990. Nagaland Post is the first and highest circulated newspaper of Nagaland state. Nagaland Post is also the first newspaper in Nagaland to be published in multi-colour.

Desk:+91-3862-248 489, e-mail: Fax: +91-3862-248 500
Advt.:+91-3862-2482 267,



Join us on

© Nagaland Post 2018. All Rights are Reserved
Designed by : 4C Plus