Champions League - Fitness test for Costa ahead of Barcelona clash

Atletico Madrid could face up against Barcelona this evening with a less than 100 per cent fit Diego Costa.

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Champions League - Fitness test for Costa ahead of Barcelona clash
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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa (Reuters)

The striker left the field early against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, as the capital side claimed an invaluable 2-1 win to go back to the top of the League.

But ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg against the Blaugrana this evening, it has been reported that the forward failed to complete training on Monday.

AS believe that the Spain international has picked up a slight injury, and although it is unlikely the knock will keep him out, the paper insists he will be less than fully fit.

Coach Diego Simeone however, was more certain in his appraisal of the injury, believing that Diego Costa will face a race against time to be fit enough.

“Having seen him at training I think it is going to be difficult for him to make it, but we will wait as there's still a long while to go yet,” he told TVE.

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