Diego Costa

Diego Costa hit with an eight match-ban

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Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has been hit with an eight match ban.

The suspension means Diego Costa’s season is over and he will miss all the remaining games of the season.

The striker was sent off in Atletico Madrid’s last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou.

His rant against the match referee Gil Manzano has resulted in him receiving an eight-game ban and a €6,000 fine. The Spanish competition committee has hit the striker with a four-match ban for his insult and another four for grabbing the referee.

“I shit on your whore mother,” a furious Costa allegedly told the match official.

With seven games remaining in the season, Costa will also miss the first game of the next season.

What’s Next?

Atletico Madrid next faces Celta Vigo at home in La Liga.

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