Atletico Madrid have confirmed striker Diego Costa suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Sporting CP.
The Spain international was withdrawn in the second half of the 1-0 quarter-final second-leg loss to the Portuguese side in Lisbon and was sent for further tests.
“After undergoing medical exams this Friday, April 13, he has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury to his left leg,” Atleti confirmed in a statement via their official website.
Atleti will hope to have the 29-year-old available for the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on April 26.
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— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) April 13, 2018