Published: Tue, April 09, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Gerard Pique reveals what he said to Diego Costa after red card

Gerard Pique reveals what he said to Diego Costa after red card

Diego Costa was sent off in the 28th minute at Camp Nou after insulting referee Gil Manzano but while Atletico held on for nearly another hour, Suarez and Messi struck late to seal a pivotal 2-0 win.

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi secured the win - and probably LaLiga - with goals in the last five minutes, though much of the post-match focus remained on Costa. Real Madrid loanee Raul de Tomas scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute and in the last minute of the encounter they scored another goal via Mario Suarez to claim the three points. "We are a little closer".

Luis Suarez and Messi left it late. Messi added a second goal a minute later.

MUNICH (Reuters) - Bayern Munich dismantled Bundesliga title rival Borussia Dortmund 5-0 on Saturday, scoring four goals in a flawless first half to reclaim top spot and get back on course for a record-extending seventh straight league crown. He expressed hope that Barcelona will keep the form going against Manchester United in the upcoming Champions League match. 'All I said to Costa was to calm down and to stop talking to the referee, ' the Barcelona defender said.

Atletico midfielder Koke conceded that Barca had wrapped up the title, but questioned the decision to send Costa off.

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Simeone said that Atleti's season should not be taken for granted even if it looks unlikely that they will win the league.

Atletico seemed to be finding their way into the game when Manzano showed a red card to the Spaniard, who had pursued the referee and seemingly insulted him after a tangle with Philippe Coutinho.

Striker Costa reacted angrily to not being awarded a foul after being tackled by Jordi Alba and gave a long verbal response to the referee, who to his disbelief pulled out a red card.

Suarez converted with a stunning strike from the edge of the area that flew into the net beyond the goalkeeper's grasp to break the deadlock against the 10-man Colchoneros.

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