Atletico Madrid confirm that Diego Costa will miss Champions League final v Real through inury

As was feared when Diego Costa was forced off injured in the 14th minute at the Camp Nou last Saturday, the Hispano-Brazilian striker has been confirmed as injured for Lisbon, and will miss the Champions League final this Saturday against Real Madrid.

Atletico’s Twitter account confirmed the injury blow this evening, explaining that Costa’s femoral bicep injury (hamstring) picked up against Barcelona means he’s out of Lisbon.

It’s a blow not just for Rojiblanco fans but for the neutrals in general, who were anticipating a histrionic battle of epic proportions between himself and Pepe.