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Diego Costa winner helps Atletico Madrid qualify for Champions League

Diego Costa winner helps Atletico Madrid qualify for Champions League

13/7/2020 11:50:00 AM

Diego Costa winner helps Atletico Madrid qualify for Champions League

Ten-man Atletico Madrid sealed Champions League qualification for the eighth consecutive season by beating Real Betis 1-0 yesterday morning (Singapore time), thanks to a Diego Costa goal. Despite having defender Mario Hermoso sent off in the 57th minute, Atletico secured...

EngagementsTen-man Atletico Madrid sealed Champions League qualification for the eighth consecutive season by beating Real Betis 1-0 yesterday morning (Singapore time), thanks to a Diego Costa goal.Despite having defender Mario Hermoso sent off in the 57th minute, Atletico secured the win when Costa scored with a scuffed header in the 74th minute at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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The win took third-placed Atletico on to 66 points after 36 games, nine ahead of fifth-placed Villarreal, while also maintaining coach Diego Simeone's run of reaching Europe's premier competition in each of his full campaigns in charge.Elsewhere, Barcelona defeated Real Valladolid 1-0, after Lionel Messi's 20th assist of the season helped Arturo Vidal bag the 15th-minute winner.

The away win took second-placed Barca on to 79 points after 36 games, one behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid who have three games left, including tomorrow morning's (Singapore time) visit to Granada. Read more: The New Paper »

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