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BREAKING NEWS: #BarçaAtleti, Diego Costa Get Red Card, Lionel Messi Looking To Continue La Liga Unbeaten Run

Barcelona host Atletico Madrid at Nou Camp as they look to extend La Liga lead to 11 points over Diego Simeone's side.

Barca are unbeaten in 18 La Liga games and have prevented Atletico a win in their last 17 La Liga meetings as Antoine Griezmann and Co look to narrow gap on leaders to five points.

Unsurprisingly he was shown a straight red, causing a furious reaction from his Atletico team-mates. Following the melee Costa was actually escorted off the pitch by Barca defender Gerard Pique, while both Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin were booked for their protestations.
The game was tied at 0-0 at the time and Atletico manager Diego Simeone was forced to shuffle the pack, bringing on Angel Correa to replace Santiago Arias.

This is not the first occasion Costa has been sent off for the Madrid club since re-signing for them in 2018. The attacker actually was dismissed during his first appearance back at Atleti against Getafe.

In typically Costa-like behaviour, the 30-year-old scored in the 68th minute of the match, only to be reprimanded for his celebration.

During his three-year spell in England, Costa was also involved in a number of controversial incidents, such as an altercation with then Arsenal man Gabriel Paulista, that ultimately saw the Gunners defender sent off.

Two late goals from Suarez and Messi have all but wrapped up the title for Barca.

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