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Atletico Madrid continue march towards Spanish title, Diego Costa injured

AP, Sunday 13 Apr 2014
Diego Costa
Atletico's Diego Costa lies injured after he scored a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and Atletico Madrid at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)
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Diego Costa was injured while scoring Atletico Madrid's second goal in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe on Sunday as the team extended its Spanish league lead with five rounds to play but possibly lost its star striker.

Costa slammed into the post while poking in his 26th goal of the season in the 84th minute, blooding his left shin and requiring the stadium's medical crew to carry him off the pitch while he covered his face and muffled his screams.

Defender Diego Godin gave Atletico the lead in the 40th before Getafe's Alexis Ruano was dismissed with a red card in the 66th, with goalkeeper Jordi Codina saving Costa's penalty.

Atletico took advantage of Barcelona's loss on Saturday to open up a three point lead over Real Madrid with Barcelona another point behind.

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