Updated: Sunday, 25 May 2014 03:10 | By Agence France-Presse

Costa lasts nine minutes of Champions League final

Atletico Madrid's top scorer Diego Costa had to be replaced by Adrian Lopez just nine minutes into his side's Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday due to an ongoing hamstring injury.


Costa lasts nine minutes of Champions League final

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian-born forward Diego Costa leaves the pitch during the UEFA Champions League Final Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid at Luz stadium in Lisbon, on May 24, 2014 - by Franck Fife

Costa had also been forced off early on as Atletico sealed the La Liga title away to Barcelona last weekend.

However, he had been surprisingly been passed fit to start the final after reportedly undergoing a special horse placenta treatment in Serbia earlier in the week.

Costa's participation in the World Cup may also now be in doubt with Spain boss Vicente del Bosque set to name his final squad of 23 for the tournament in Brazil on Sunday.

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