Diego Costa quickly finds the net in first appearance since leaving Chelsea

Diego Costa quickly finds the net in first appearance since leaving Chelsea

Atletico Madrid striker, Diego Costa scored for his club just five minutes into his return as the Los Rojiblancos cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Costa and Vitolo both made their Atletico debuts as substitutes in the second half of the game on Wednesday although they had signed for the club over the summer but had not been allowed to debut until January as the result of a Federation Internationale de Football Association signing ban, reports Xinhua news agency. "I have prepared well and I am anxious to play and do what I need to do, which is to help the team and score goals".

Coach Diego Simeone sent Costa on in the 64th minute.

Costa's goal comes 99 days after Blues agreed to sell the sulking striker back to his former club for in a £67million deal, with Atletico shelling out £60m up front.

Antoine Griezmann completed the rout with a goal from a free kick in stoppage time, moments after the home side had defender Marc Trilles sent off for a second yellow card.

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Atletico Madrid's players attend a training session at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid on December 31, 2017.

Atletico has also strengthened its attack with Vitolo, who is similar in his large build to Costa. The 24-year-old has struggled to settle at Los Rojiblancos since joining the club from Villarreal two years ago on a €20 million move.

Costa also has a lot to play for individually.

Back in plenty of time for this summer's World Cup as well!

"If I start scoring goals and the team plays well, it will be easier for me to make Lopetegui's list", Costa said. I wanted to work with this coach.

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