January 3, 2018

Costa Scores On Atletico Return  (Sky Sports)

Diego CostaDiego Costa took just five minutes to score for Atletico Madrid in their 4-0 win over Lleida in his first appearance since rejoining from Chelsea.

Chelsea sold the striker in the summer but he has been unable to play for Atletico until the January transfer window opened.

He was only fit enough for a place on the bench in the Copa Del Rey clash but was introduced with his team 2-0 up on 65 minutes.

Costa was straight into the action as he started the move that finished with him flicking home a near-post cross from Juanfran.

It helped wrap up a routine win for Atletico in the first leg of their last-16 clash with the Spanish third division side, after defender Diego Godin and Costa's fellow former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres gave them a two-goal half-time lead.

Antoine Griezmann completed the scoring in stoppage time following the late dismissal of Lleida defender Marc Trilles.

Elsewhere, two goals from Bosnia-Herzegovina forward Ermedin Demirovic helped last season's runners-up Alaves secure a 3-1 success at Formentera.

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