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Watch: Diego Costa Knocks The Ball Down To Himself, Slams Home

Watch: Diego Costa Knocks The Ball Down To Himself, Slams Home

Atletico Madrid are currently facing off in the Super Cup final against crosstown rivals Real Madrid, with Diego Costa opening the scoring for Diego Simeone's men in the 1st minute of the match.

A long ball was lumped forward towards the burly striker, and the 29-year-old managed somehow to head the ball onto himself. The forward ran onto his knockdown before rocketing the ball past Jan Oblak in goals from an acute angle:

A great goal from the Spaniard and typical of his tenacity, though Real Madrid centre back Raphael Varane will not want to see the replays.

Real did reply in the 27th minute however, Gareth Bale showed a clean pair of heels to flummox the Atletico defence before arrowing in a cross from deep which Karim Benzema finished from a tight angle:

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