Updated: Monday, 12 May 2014 00:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Costa misses out for Atletico against Malaga

Atletico Madrid will be without top scorer Diego Costa as they hope to seal their first La Liga title in 18 years at home to Malaga on Sunday.

Costa misses out for Atletico against Malaga

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian-born forward Diego Costa reacts during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on May 4, 2014 - by Jose Jordan

Costa was diagnosed with a minor hamstring injury earlier in the week, but returned to training on Saturday.

However, he has been left out of Diego Simeone's 18-man squad to face the Andalusians at the Vicente Calderon.

To win the title Atletico need to win and hope that Barcelona drop points when they travel to Elche.

If that doesn't happen the title will be decided on the final weekend of the season when Atletico travel to face Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

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