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Missed opportunities: Diego Costa had several chances.
There's no doubt that Diego Costa is a brilliant player. But at the moment, he just lacks the magic touch that would put him into the very top bracket.
Sometimes he gets distracted by the battle going on around him and loses his focus on the matter at hand.
With players like Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos and the infamous Pepe in Real Madrid's back line, Costa needed to keep his head on Sunday.
His treatment wasn't as rough as it was in the Copa del Rey, but it still got him a little hot under the collar.
Ramos fouled him early on, and he should have had a penalty, but after that, he produced a display of poor finishing. He dragged one shot wide of the near post in the first half, and in the second, he again missed the target when well placed.
On top of that, he should have done better with a downwards header from a corner.
Finally, he had a good opportunity in the second half when he beat Arbeloa and ran into the box, but Costa decided to go down under pressure from the Spaniard instead of staying on his feet.
He was booked for diving, fairly by the referee, but if he had continued, he would have been in a good position to shoot.