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BREAKING: Diego Costa handed eight-match ban after red card against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa could have played his last game this season after he was handed an eight-match ban. The former Chelsea star saw red card after comments made towards referee Gil Manzano during the defeat to Barcelona.

In his match report, the official claims Costa twice said to him “I s*** on you w**** mother.”

Costa is also accused of holding the referee’s arm to prevent him showing a yellow card to teammates Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.

He has been handed two four-game bans for the respective incidents.

He has also been fined almost £5200 for his conduct while the RFEF have also come down hard on Atletico.

The Spain striker has only managed five goals this term and his future at Atletico remains unclear as head coach Diedo Simeone’s patience has reportedly  run out with him.

He arrived at Stamford Bridge from Atletico and helped the Blues to two Premier League titles.

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