Tough draw for Arsenal tempered by Diego Costa blow for Atletico Madrid

14 Avril, 2018, 19:18 | Auteur: Mathilde Kaplan
  • Tough draw for Arsenal tempered by Diego Costa blow for Atletico Madrid

Oblak was in the thick of the action, producing a world-class save to stop Sebastian Coates and he denied Bryan Ruiz twice, though he was at fault for Fredy Montero's winner.

Atletico were much improved after half time and the visitors' first real chance landed at the feet of Antoine Griezmann, who could only send a tame effort straight at Rui Patricio from a wide and improbable angle.

"My aim has always been to guide Atlético to the best place possible and I know responsibility which that entails".

If not, it all makes for an absolutely mouth-watering clash, although Gunners mouths are more likely to be frothing with fury. Yet, in typical Costa fashion, he managed to stay on the pitch despite launching verbal and physcial assualts on both Gabriel and Koscielny.

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"I knew that after the first game they showed that again tonight, they gave us many problems".

Costa, who has three goals in six games against the north London side, rarely plays 90 minutes without sparking outrage and his rivalry with Arsenal has several memorable episodes.

"Until 75 minutes we played extremely well and were wining in a justified way", he said.

MLS Soccer claim Chicago Fire are keen on the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker while other clubs in America and possibly China could have a say, too. Costa was comfortably locked away in Koscielny's pocket during Arsenal's 3-0 victory in the league last season.