Following the foul abuse and aggression towards Gil Manzano, the official in the game against Barcelona on Saturday, the striker has received a lengthy ban.
Diego Costa has been suspended for eight football matches following his actions in the Barcelona clash on Saturday at the Camp Nou. The Spanish federation confirmed the decision for the Atlético Madrid striker on Wednesday morning.
Costa to miss eight games for Atlético
Costa is being banned for four games for the insults directed towards match referee, Gil Manzano, and another four for grabbing the official's arm.
With only seven matches remaining for Diego Simeone's side this season, Costa will already be thinking about his summer holiday or, according to some commentators, a new chapter in his career.