Diego Costa scores and gets sent off on his Atletico Madrid La Liga return

Diego Costa was sent off on his Atletico Madrid return for celebrating with the crowd (Picture: Getty)

Diego Costa marked his second La Liga debut for Atletico Madrid by scoring, moments before being sent off.

The controversial Spain international returned to his former club from Chelsea in the summer having been exiled by Antonio Conte following a series of bust-ups.

Atletico’s transfer ban prevented the 29-year-old from making his playing return until Wednesday’s Copa del Rey match against Lleida Esportiu in which he scored, just five minutes after being introduced as a second half substitute.

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