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Diego Costa likely to miss Champions League final

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is likely to miss the Champions League final against Real Madrid, according to Marca.

Costa contracted an injury against Barcelona last Sunday, which forced him to be substituted.

It has been confirmed that he has a grade 1 hamstring injury, which typically takes around two weeks to heal, making it unlikely that he could play a week after gaining the injury.

Fortunately for Atletico, it seems that Arda Turan, who was suffering from a hip injury, will be able to play on Saturday, after an examination revealed that he only picked up some bruising.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone issued an ambiguous statement on the club homepage, saying that "depending on what happens with Costa and Arda, we’ll decide and if they’re not ready, we’ll see who plays in their place.”

Losing Costa would be a huge loss for Atletico, as the striker has been in spectacular form.

Costa, who is has been brought into contact with Chelsea recently, has scored 36 times in 50 appearances for Atletico this season.

His injury should not, however, prevent him from playing for Spain in the World Cup.


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