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Diego Costa faces anxious wait over injury news

Costa left the field after just 14 minutes
Costa left the field after just 14 minutes .

Chelsea target Diego Costa faces an anxious wait for news on a hamstring injury that could seem him ruled out of both the Champions League final and the World Cup. 

The Atletico Madrid striker lasted only 14 minutes of yesterday's title decider against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, before leaving the field with a recurrence of a hamstring injury that has troubled him in recent weeks, and was in tears as his participation in next weekend's European final were put in doubt. 

Ateltico came from a goal down, to claim a 1-1 draw, that saw them clinch the title on a dramatic last day. 

Alexis Sanchez had given the home side a first-half lead, a result that would have seen Barca clinch the title on the head to head ruling. 

However Diego Godin's powerful header early in the second half, earned the visitors a point, which was enough to seal the their first La Liga trophy since 1996. 

But their spirits were slightly dampened by the injury to their top scorer, and will now wait for news on the extent of the injury ahead of their Champions League final with city rivals Real, next Saturday in Lisbon. 

Costa has scored 27 goals this campaign, and has been heavily linked with a £32 million move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. 

The news will also concern Spanish boss Vicente del Bosque, who last week named Costa in his provisional 30-man squad ahead of next month's World Cup. 

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