Diego Costa will start 2014 Champions League Final

Alex Livesey

According to Spanish radio station COPE

He's ready. Diego Costa will start the game, according to COPE. The striker has finally recovered from his hamstring injury and is ready to be on Simeone's starting lineup. According to COPE, Costa has been confirmed that he is starting the game just moments ago.

Costa got injured during Atleti's 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou and it appeared almost impossible that he could recover in time for the Final. However, after a couple of trips to Belgrade and a controversial treatment with horse placenta, Costa was able to complete Friday's training session with Atlético. The initial diagnose was probably not accurate in order to distract Real Madrid's minds. After seven days, it now seems that Atlético de Madrid found out the injury wasn't that serious and preferred not to tell anyone. One way or another, Ramos and Real's second centerback now know who they'll be facing. They better be ready.

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