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Diego Costa Faces End of Season Fitness Battle

Atletico Madrid on Friday revealed that star striker Diego Costa is a big doubt for the final two games of the season after picking up a hamstring strain during training on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who has scored 27 goals in the league this season, is expected to miss Sunday’s home clash with Malaga, as Diego Simeone’s men close in on their first La Liga title since 1996. In a statement, the club revealed that Costa suffered a Grade One muscle strain -- an injury that normally takes two weeks of recovery.

After Malaga, Atleti travels to Barcelona in a likely title decider on May 17 before facing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon a week later. 

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