Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer
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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is expected to miss the second leg of their Champions League tie against Barcelona after suffering a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw between the two sides on Tuesday night.
Costa, an injury doubt before the first leg, limped off in the first half of the match after aggravating the problem.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was proud of his players after they battled to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
– Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone
I'm very happy with this team, this was the most decisive game of the two years I've been at the club and we are still going, showing enormous heart, and the way we fought makes me so proud, and I'm sure the fans are proud too.
I'm delighted we were able to compete with Barcelona, you don't earn the right to do that in a day, you earn it with hard work and today we showed we can compete with them.
3 - Atletico Madrid have won their last three European matches against fellow Spanish sides; all in the 2011-12 #UEL season. Character.