‘Costa and Villa to start’

AS are reporting that it has been all but decided that Diego Costa and David Villa will start for Atletico Madrid against Barcelona tonight.

Reports earlier were that Costa faced a late fitness test ahead of the game but he now seems set to take his place in the Rojiblancos line-up.

It also means Villa will be handed a chance to make an emotional return to the Camp Nou pitch, having left the Catalan giants last summer.

Atletico Madrid side to face Barcelona, according to AS: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Felipe Luis; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan; Villa, Diego Costa

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