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Atletico Madrid 'warrior' Costa compatible with new arrival Morata - Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa will undergo a foot operation
Diego Costa is set to return for Atletico Madrid at the weekend after more than two months on the sidelines.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has welcomed back "warrior" Diego Costa after the striker was cleared to play on Friday after more than two months out with a foot injury, giving his stumbling side a huge boost at a crucial stage of the season.

The Atleti boss also said he thinks Costa and new arrival Alvaro Morata are compatible if deployed together in the right way.

"Costa is a beast, he's raring to go, he's ambitious and as everyone knows, he's a warrior," Simeone told a news conference.


Atletico cut ties with youth academy founder after allegation of abuse of minors

Atletico Madrid have severed ties with former academy director Manuel Brinas
Atletico Madrid have severed ties with former academy director Manuel Brinas.

Atletico Madrid have relieved youth academy founder Manuel Brinas of his duties after he allegedly abused minors in a school in Madrid prior to joining the club.

In an interview with El Pais, the 88-year-old said earlier this week that he had sexually abused a minor when he was a friar while working as a scout and sporting director at a school in Madrid between 1973 and 1975.

El Pais reported on Thursday, that four individuals have now come forward and accused Brinas of sexually abusing them while...

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone signs new contract until 2022

Former Atletico Madrid ball boy Alvaro Morata is excited to live a childhood dream after joining the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea despite having played at Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed a new contract at the club until 2022.

Simeone's previous deal ran until June 30, 2020 and was agreed in September 2017. The 48-year-old said at that time that his decision to sign had been based on the team keeping hold of stars including Antoine Griezmann, Koke and Saul Niguez.

The Argentine has been Atletico manager for almost eight years, which makes him the longest serving coach in La Liga. He has won eight trophies including the 2013-14 La Liga...

Atletico Madrid's Lucas to miss Juventus game with knee injury

Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid overcame Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano to go second in the La Liga table.

Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez is set to miss next week's Champions League round-of-16 first leg at home to Juventus, although striker Diego Costa and centre-back Stefan Savic may return.

Lucas, 22, took a bang to his right knee during Saturday's defeat to Real Madrid, and Atleti have said tests showed a ligament strain with the France international facing two to three weeks on the sidelines.

But Costa and Savic took a full part in Tuesday's training session, with both in contention to...