Atletico's Simeone: Unlikely Costa plays 1st leg vs

Annette Crawford
April 23, 2018

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has suggested that frontman Diego Costa will miss the club's Europa League semi-final first leg with Arsenal.

Arsenal were drawn against the Spanish capital club as they look to win Europe's secondary competition to secure a route to the Champions League next season.

'We've chose to subsidise tickets for the second leg, meaning our travelling fans will spend the same as those from Atletico.

But Arsenal have made a decision to help their fans by making up the difference, thus ensuring that those travelling will pay no more for their tickets than Atletico's.

Spain worldwide Costa has been influential for Atletico on his return to the club, but he will likely not take part in the game in London after picking up a hamstring injury against Sporting Lisbon in the previous round of the Europa.


"We've chose to subsidise tickets for the second leg, meaning our travelling fans will spend the same as those from Atletico". Their next home game after that will be the second leg against Arsenal, scheduled for 3 May.

The return match is scheduled for May 3 in Madrid.

'"On top of this, our fans are being asked to pay a higher "non-member" price for their tickets to Estadio Metropolitano".

Simeone, though, hopes the 27-year-old can help the club achieve their own vision of contending for titles season after season, telling reporters: "We want the best for Griezmann".

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