Diego Costa finals of the Europa League with victory over Lokomotiv Moscow
Costa netted his sixth goal in 12 appearances since moving back to the Spanish side from Chelsea in January.Saul Niguez and Koke were also on target for the 2010 and 2012 winners.Lokomotiv are seven points clear at the top of the Russian Premier League, but now face a substantial deficit going into next week's return leg.
"In the whole game we were superior," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.The home http://www.authentictigershop.com/authentic-24-miguel-cabrera-jersey.html side opened the scoring midway through the first half courtesy of Niguez's superb strike from Brayden McNabb Jersey 30 yards that sailed into the top corner.
Costa added Atletico's second at the start of the second half by steering home the rebound after Antoine Griezmann's shot had been saved.Griezmann and Costa were both withdrawn as the half progressed, but there was still time for Koke to burst into the area and find the corner.
"In no way did I feel embarrassment for the team," said Lokomotiv coach Yuri Semin. "We do not consider the tie lost."Kosovo international Valon Berisha scored twice as Red Bull Salzburg won their first leg 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
In the later kick-offs, Lucas Tavon Austin Youth jersey Ocampos scored twice with Dimitri Payet also on the scoresheet as Marseille saw off Athletic Bilbao 3-1.Sporting Lisbon put one foot into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 home victory against Viktoria Plzen.
Lazio were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Dynamo Kiev, while Timo Werner ended a four-game goal drought as RB Leipzig recorded a 2-1 win over Zenit St Petersburg.
Costa left Atletico for Chelsea in 2014 and scored 59 goals in 120 games appearances for the Blues.He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup with the club, but found himself exiled at Stamford Bridge over the summer.
Costa was told by text message that he was not in boss Antonio Conte's plans for this season and he spent much of August in his native Brazil.Conte takes his Chelsea team to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, and he said of Costa: "As I've said before, I have no problems with Diego.