The best Diego Costa Atletico Madrid goals
FootyOn’s La Liga expert picks out the five best Diego Costa Atletico Madrid goals as the striker prepares to join his former club in January.
After months of posturing and relentless rumours, it’s finally official. Brazilian-born Spain striker Costa will return to Atleti to link up with Diego Simeone for a second spell in the Spanish capital.
Costa won La Liga during the 2013/14 season and also finished runner-up in the Champions League.
So, with the star striker returning, we’ve picked out the five best Diego Costa Atletico Madrid goal…
Atletico Madrid v Getafe (2013)
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With the game at 4-0, there was no sign of Simeone’s side taking their foot off the gas.
Gifted a wonderful cross from wide right, Costa used his body to put space between him and the defender, executing a gorgeous overhead kick.
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (2013)
Ever the man for a big occasion, Costa stepped up when it really mattered and netted against Atleti’s city nemesis.
After silky dribbling from Arda Turan and then typically tenacious work by Atletico’s buzzing players, they forced an error from Real and Costa was there to take full advantage of Koke lovely pass.
Austria Wien v Atletico Madrid (2013)
This goal perhaps encapsulates everything you need to know about Costa. Using his aggression and drive to power past players and then some real skill to slot it easily past a goalkeeper in the Champions League.
Elche v Atletico Madrid (2013)
Another dazzling display of both Costa’s reliable finishing, this goal also shows why he was so effective during his time at the Vicente Calderon – thanks to top class service from his teammates.
Atletico Madrid v AC Milan (2014)
Another vintage Champions League goal from the deadly finisher, Costa gets on the end of a magnificent curling ball to get behind the Milan defence finish with a deft flying left boot.