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Diego Costa makes incredible return for Atletico Madrid

The striker was made to wait until Atletico's Copa del Rey clash with Lleida to make his return due to the club's transfer ban


Diego Costa has scored just five minutes into his second debut for Atletico Madrid.

The striker was made to wait until Atletico's Copa del Rey clash with Lleida to make his return due to the club's transfer ban.

Costa officially rejoined the club in September and finally pulled on the red and white shirt again on Thursday.

He started on the bench but entered the fray shortly after the hour mark.

And it took him just five minutes to find the net - 1,344 days since his last goal for the club.

Diego Costa receives treatment (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Juanfran did well down the right and pulled the ball back for Costa to slot into the net.

However, he received a heavy blow to the leg in scoring and needed treatment on his calf as a result.

Diego Godin had earlier opened the scoring for Atletico before Fernando Torres added a second a few minutes later.

Antoine Griezmann wrapped up the win for Diego Simeone's men in added time.

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