Diego Costa direct red card for yelling at referee against Barcelona in La Liga match!
Diego Costa direct red card for yelling at referee as Atletico has a player less on the pitch.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are playing an interesting match in La Liga. Barca is 1st and Atletico 2nd in the league.
So far, it has been an even match with chances on both sides of the pitch. There was one crucial moment that put this match into Barca’s favor.
Diego Costa was fouled in the middle of the pitch, but the referee decided against giving Atletico a free kick. Costa went mental and started screaming at the referee. The ref didn’t like that at all and gave a direct red card to Costa.
Costa than had to be restrained by his teammates as he couldn’t deal with a red card.
All in all, this was a classical Diego Costa moment that punished Atletico Madrid.
They will have a player less on the pitch for the reminder of the match. A huge handicap for a team that would have to win this match in order to get a bit closer to winning La Liga title this season.