Champions League

Atletico wait on Costa

2014-05-23 19:54
Diego Costa (AFP)

Lisbon - Atletico Madrid are still sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and Arda Turan and a decision on whether they can feature in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid has not yet been taken, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday.

Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and playmaker Arda limped out of last weekend's La Liga title decider at Barcelona with hamstring and hip injuries respectively and there were fears they would not be available for the showpiece in Lisbon.

"Later on we will evaluate their condition and see if they can train better today," Simeone told a news conference. "We will see how they themselves are feeling and depending on what the team needs we will make a decision," added the Argentine.

"Costa and Arda are important players but they are just two names on the list. It will either be them playing or two other lads who already know who they are."

Costa and Arda trained with their team mates on Thursday before Atletico flew to the Portuguese capital from their base near Segovia on Friday morning.

They will train again later on Friday at Lisbon's Stadium of Light, which will host the first final featuring two teams from the same city in the 59-year history of the competition.

Atletico are seeking their first European Cup title and will be trying to deny Real a record-extending 10th.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
05 May 2015
Juventus v Real Madrid, Juventus Stadium 20:45
06 May 2015
Barcelona v FC Bayern München, Camp Nou 20:45
12 May 2015
FC Bayern München v Barcelona, Allianz Arena 20:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which team will win the 2013/14 Champions League title?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.