Diego Costa to miss second leg after picking up mindless booking 9 months ago

Diego Costa to miss second leg after picking up mindless booking

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will miss his side's Champions League second round trip to Turin after picking up a needless yellow card in the first-half of the first leg in Madrid.

Juventus had won a free-kick outside of the Atletico box before Costa was booked by referee Felix Zwayer for stepping over the white line and encroaching on the free-kick taker.

Cristiano Ronaldo proceeded to blast his shot towards the Atletico goal with Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak doing very well to push the ball over the bar and behind for a corner kick.

Atletico recently signed Spanish international Alvaro Morata on a 18-month loan deal from Chelsea and the striker said that he always had intentions of linking up with Diego Simeone at the club.

'If I tell you the truth, the first contact was three-and-a-half years ago,' he told Spanish publication AS.

'I gave him my word that as soon as I was able to, I would come. It wasn't possible before.

'But it wasn't because of me. I gave him my word, and now I've come here it has been the time when I've talked with Simeone the least!'