Bad luck at Atlético with Diego Costa's injury. The Spanish-Brazilian forward was injured against Celta and the estimated time of absence is about three weeks, which represents a setback for both the forward and Simeone. Costa had started the season at a good level and the muscle injury is a slowdown for a footballer who is in his last season at the Wanda Metropolitano entity. The forward will be inactive for three weeks and will miss several competition matches.
The Atlético tip will not be able to play the next six games, three from the league championship and three from the Champions League. The calendar becomes very demanding now and the Champions League comes into play. In these next three weeks Atlético will hardly have time to rest. Costa will not be against Bayern, Betis, Salzburg, Osasuna, Lokomotiv and Cádiz. That is, it is very difficult to play until after the next national team break.
Costa alternated ownership with Luis Suárez. Even Simeone put them both in the starting eleven against Celta, a circumstance that gave positive results to the Madrid team. Now Cholo will have to improvise a second center forward, since Suárez is not here to play every game or every minute.
Marcos Llorente, João Félix and Correa could advance their position on the pitch and act as a center forward when Suarez is missing on the pitch. Against Celta it was João Félix and Marcos Llorente who played as points when neither Costa nor Suárez were there.