June 13, 2024

Diego Costa in action: Watch how the first striker’s training with Atletico went

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(Photo: Pedro Souza / Atl

Fans worried Athlete First time striker Diego Costa increases the image. On Friday afternoon, the 32-year-old trained for the ball at Cidade de Gallo for the first time.

Recently appointed Diego Costa, arrived in Belo Horizonte and met his new teammates on Tuesday, went to Mineiro to follow up on Wednesday’s 3-0 win over River Plate and was introduced and worked in the gym on Thursday.

On Friday, he took to the field and took part in the action with the ball alongside his teammates. Coach Cuca divided the cast into three teams, who faced each other in a small fieldwork. Diego Costa was within one of them and scored a goal (watch the video below – if he doesn’t show you, click here).

The striker is already registered in the daily (BID) newsletter of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Therefore, it has legal requirements for the first time. However, he is still going through a period of physical preparation and does not have a fixed date to play his first jersey.


Right-back Mariano and defensive midfielder Gayer did not participate in the activity with the ball on Friday. The duo left the match against River, in the Libertadores Cup quarter-final, in the second half due to physical problems.

The two underwent medical examinations this Thursday. The club has not announced the results yet.

Next Challenge

Atlético is still training for the next two mornings before facing Fluminense. On Sunday, the actors travel to Rio de Janeiro. The teams will play, on Monday, from eight in the evening, in Maracan, for the seventeenth round of the Brazilian Championship.

Gallo leads the competition with 37 points – five more than second-place Palmeiras. Fluminense is 15th with 17 points.

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