Diego Costa set for ban after insulting referee's mum during clash with Barcelona

Diego Costa set for ban after insulting referee's mum during clash with Barcelona

- Diego Costa in trouble for the incident that occurred during Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barca

- The former Chelsea striker was alleged to have insulted the referee's mum during the tie

- Costa was sent off for dissent in the 27th minute which reduced his team to ten men

Diego Costa could sit out the rest of the season for saying terrible things about referee Jesus Gil Manzano's mother during Atletico Madrid's loss to Barcelona.

The Spanish striker reacted rudely after Manzano ignored to award him a free kick when he was tackled by Barca's Arthur Melo.

Costa's action earned him a red card for dissent in the 27th minute and Diego Simone's men finished the match with ten-men.

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In an official reported filed by Manzano after the match, the ex-Chelsea star shouted twice: "I s** on your wh*re mother", according to Reuters journalist Richard Martin.

It is understood Costa could be banned for up to eight games if La Liga authorities take action on the referee's report.

And with seven games left to play in the rest of the campaign, Atletico will be without their striker until the end of the season.

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There is not anything much to play for after the Rojiblancos fell 11 points behind Barcelona who looks like running away with another title.

Atletico have not won a game in the Camp Nou since 2010 and it has been difficult overcoming a hurdle when Simone's men play there.

Midfielder Koke made his unhappiness known with the officiating.

"Whenever we come here, something happens," the Spaniard told reporters.

"In the last 11 games, I think there have been seven red cards and not all of them have been fair."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored a goal each as Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 in La Liga fixture.

The match saw Diego Costa sent off in the 27th minute for dissent as Barca extend their lead at the top to 11 points.

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