Diego Costa is readied to miss Atletico Madrid’s Champions League opener versus Bayern Munich after experiencing a left thigh injury.
Atleti striker Costa partnered Luis Suarez in strike versus Celta Vigo in LaLiga on Saturday however had to be substituted in the 50th minute of the 2-0 success at the Balaidos.
The 32-year-old, whose just goal this season was in the 6-1 sway Granada in September, is not anticipated to feature in the journey to Champions League owners Bayern on Wednesday, though no time structure for his recuperation was given.
A statement published on Atleti’s website on Monday checked out: “Diego Costa went through examinations at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra that verified he has actually suffered a muscle injury in the left upper leg. The demonstrator is pending feedback to therapy.”
Costa managed just one shot on goal during his time on the pitch versus Celta but manager Diego Simeone was impressed with his link-up play with Suarez, that reached 150 LaLiga goals with a very early strike.
” I liked the mix of the two. The attributes of the two enable them to play together,” he claimed.
” They provide us toughness in attack, and also existence as well as individuality in the penalty location. It’s one of the alternatives the team has.”