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Diego Costa will be operated and the derby is fixed for his return

2018 Dec 3

Diego Costa has decided to go through the operating room to end his problems in the foot. According to El Larguero, the striker will travel to Brazil to undergo surgery on Wednesday. At Atlético they want to have the player 100% for the derby against Real Madrid in February and the Champions League round of 16 matches. The Spanish-Brazilian came out limping from Montilivi. Costa scored the goal of Atlético de Madrid in the draw against Girona.

If Diego Costa does not play again until February he could lose up to 13 games. The seven of League before Alavés, Valladolid, Espanyol, Seville, Levante, Huesca and Getafe, Bruges in Champions, Sant Andreu in Glass of the King and four parties more if colchoneros is classified for eighth and quarterfinals. The return of the Lagarto player could be for the League match against Betis at Villamarín. After this match, Atletico would play, if qualified, the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final and then the derby against Real Madrid.