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Atletico Madrid’s Spanish forward Diego Costa (C R) talks with Spanish referee Gil Manzano prior to receiving a red card during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 6, 2019/ AFP

 

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will miss the rest of the season after being handed an eight-match suspension by the Spanish Football Federation on Thursday.

Costa was sent off in the first half of Atletico’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday for directing a crude insult towards referee Gil Manzano.

Manzano also reported that Costa had “grabbed” him by the arms during the incident.

Details coming…

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