Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is possibly one of the most controversial contemporary forwards of the game. His hot-headed nature on the pitch has earned him a bad reputation on the field. In the last incident when his side took on Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium, the former Chelsea man got into a furious rant against the referee on insisting that he was fouled.
In his outburst, he ended up abusing the referee which led to a red card. to add to the misery, this ended up as a big blow and it went on to cost his team the match.
Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone seemed unhappy by a lack of consistency from La Liga’s referees after Costa send off for dissent in the match where Barcelona won 2-0.
“In the last 11 games here [at Camp Nou] we have received seven red cards, we must be doing something wrong,” Goal.com quoted Simeone, as saying.
“I asked the referee and he told me something that Costa says he didn’t say. If he said it [what the referee claims], he is deservedly sent off. But other players have said things and he doesn’t send them off. We see it and they do not send them off,” he added.
The moment when it seemed that the match will end on a tie 0-0, Luis Suarez scored the opening goal in the 85th minute of the game putting Barcelona in the lead.
In the very next minute, Lionel Messi scored and gave Barcelona a two-goal lead as Barcelona handed Atletico Madrid a 2-0 defeat. But the post-match focus remained on the incident of Costa receiving his red card.
Atletico Madrid will next face Celta Vigo on April 13.
(With ANI Inputs)