Diego Costa starts for Atletico Madrid as they prepare to take on Barcelona this evening.

The capital club go to Camp Nou for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tonight.

And they will do so with the Spain international who has passed a late fitness test to make the XI. The striker had departed Monday’s training session early with a knee injury, but the Rojiblancos’ medical have deemed him fit enough.

Diego Simeone has also sprung a surprise in Costa’s partner – going for David Villa instead of the suspended Raul Garcia.

Tata Martino meanwhile, plays with Andres Iniesta and Neymar up front alongside Lionel Messi, whilst Cesc Fabregas starts in midfield with Xavi and Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Cesc; Neymar, Messi, Iniesta.

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Tiago, Koke, Arda Turan; Villa, Diego Costa