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Diego Costa

25-Year-Old Forward     Atletico Madrid  La Liga


Birthdate:  October 7, 1988    Birthplace:  Lagarto, Brazil    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  187 lbs    

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Costa suffered a right hamstring injury midway through the first half of Wednesday's Champions League match against Barcelona, reports.

Costa was reportedly considered an injury doubt heading into the match, although the club never specific what that injury was. Regardless, he was in the starting XI for the first leg at Camp Nou, although he is now a major doubt for the second leg next week.

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December 21, 2013

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Costa scored in the 47th minute and then converted a penalty kick in the 77th minute of Atletico Madrid's 3-2 win over Levante on Saturday.

Costa's two goals Saturday put him at 19 in La Liga play this season, which now tops the league, two ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. Costa is having a coming out party this season and he'll be heavily rumored with a number of clubs in England during the January transfer window. However, after selling Radamel Falcao last summer and qualifying for the final 16 in the Champions League, Costa is likely to stay put.

November 24, 2013

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Costa came on for Raul Garcia in the 62nd minute and scored in the 69th minute of Atletico Madrid's 7-0 win over Getafe on Saturday.

Costa was nursing a thigh injury that he picked up recently that prevented him from playing for Spain during the international break, which is why he didn't start the match. However, he was still able to find the back of the net for the 14th time this season, which trails only Cristiano Ronaldo's 17 in La Liga.

November 3, 2013

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Costa scored in the 41st minute of Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Costa's incredible run of goals continued Sunday, as he's now found the back of the net in eight of his last nine games, scoring 11 times in that span, including twice in the Champions League. He continues to lead La Liga in goals and is an excellent fantasy option as the season rolls on.

November 1, 2013

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Costa scored from the spot in the 38th minute of Atletico Madrid's 2-1 win over Granada on Thursday.

Costa's goal was his 12th of the season in Liga play, putting him at the top of the goals scored table. He's been in remarkable form this season and should continue to be one of the top strikers in Spain.

October 29, 2013

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Costa has rejected a call-up from the Brazil national team and has chosen to play international football for Spain, reports.

Costa was born in Brazil but has spent enough time in Spain to allow him to play for the national team. There was a significant tug-of-war for his services, as he's become a star for Atletico Madrid this season. The 25-year old striker leads La Liga with 11 goals this season, three ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

October 6, 2013

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Costa missed a penalty kick in the 26th minute but followed it up by scoring in the 42nd and 62nd minutes of Sunday's 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Atletico are now tied with Barcelona at the top of the Liga table and Costa is now the leading goal scorer ahead of Lionel Messi. He took nine shots on the day, with five of them landing on-goal. He remains one of the best fantasy options in La Liga this season and will likely finish near the top of the goal scoring list at year's end.

October 1, 2013

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Costa scored in the 11th minute of Saturday's 1-0 win over Real Madrid.

Costa took four shots in the match, with three landing on-goal. He also drew a remarkable eight fouls in a huge with for Atleti.