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Costa, Morata fit for Atletico's trip to Barcelona

Costa, Morata fit for Atletico's trip to Barcelona

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Diego Simeone has received a timely boost in his attacking options ahead of Atlético Madrid's crunch LaLiga showdown with Barcelona.

Diego Costa and Álvaro Morata have been passed fit to feature in Atletico Madrid's vital LaLiga match at Barcelona.

The forward duo had been major doubts for Saturday's trip to Camp Nou, when Atlético will seek to cut into the hosts' eight-point lead at the summit.

But a club statement confirmed Costa has recovered from a hamstring injury, while Morata has shaken off the effects of an ankle problem.

However, France midfielder Thomas Lemar (thigh) will play no part.

Diego Simeone's side were denied all three points when Barca visited the Wanda Metropolitano in November, a last-gasp Ousmane Dembélé goal cancelling out Costa's opener. The France international will not be on hand to save the day if required on this occasion though as he recovers from a muscle issue.