Diego Costa suffers thigh injury

Diego Costa could miss a month of first-team football for Atletico Madrid after suffering a thigh injury, as reported by the club.

The striker suffered the injury in a friendly against Juventus and has “a muscle injury in the adductors of the left thigh” while he will undergo further tests on Tuesday.

Costa netted a remarkable four goals in a 7-3 friendly victory over Real Madrid, before later being sent-off, in an impressive summer of pre-season performances.

The Brazil-born striker has netted just five La Liga goals since his return to the club from Chelsea in January 2018 but despite a revamp of Atleti’s squad this summer, he has remained and is looking sharp and motivated.

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