Atletico’s Diego Costa sent off after scoring in La Liga debut

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Diego Costa has scored in back-to-back matches since returning to Atletico Madrid, but his celebrations sent him to the showers early on Saturday.

The Spanish striker scored in the 68th minute against Getafe today to give Atleti a 2-0 advantage, however, the former Chelsea player’s actions after the goal earned him a second yellow card and an early exit from the match.

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Costa, who rejoined Atletico in January after spending three seasons with Chelsea, left Atleti to fend with 10 men for the final 20 minutes-plus on Saturday, however, the 2-0 scoreline held for the home side and Diego Simeone’s men sit within six points of league leaders Barcelona.

Atleti will return to La Liga action next weekend with a visit to Eibar, however Simeone and Co. will take the pitch on Tuesday in their Copa del Rey second leg against Lleida.