Diego Costa Suspended For Eight Matches

After insulting a referee during game against Barcelona and getting a red-card, Diego Costa has been handed an eight-match suspension.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will miss the rest of the season after being handed an eight-match suspension by the Spanish Football Federation on Thursday, AFP has reported.

Costa was sent off in the first half of Atletico’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday for directing a crude insult towards referee Gil Manzano.

Manzano also reported that Costa had “grabbed” him by the arms during the incident.

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