Diego Costa gears up for Super Cup clash against Real Madrid

Diego Costa gears up for Super Cup clash against Real Madrid

- Atletico Madrid will take on Real Madrid in a UEFA Super Cup game

- Diego Costa prepares for the crucial fixture set to be played in Estonia

- Simeone has a touchline ban and will watch the game from the stands

Diego Costa certainly is getting fired up when Atletico Madrid take on rivals Real Madrid in the Super Cup in Estonia on Wednesday night.

The Spanish striker was calling the shots in training on Tuesday as he issued instructions to his team-mates.

Last season's Europa League winners will take on bitter rivals Real, who were victorious in the Champions League, in an intriguing clash.

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Manager Diego Simeone put his team, through their paces as they prepared to take on Real, including French forward Antoine Griezmann.

The Argentine coach says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the game.

Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent off in the Europa League semi-final against Arsenal.

"The important thing is the emotion, the hope. This game could be decided on an emotional level," Simeone told reporters on Tuesday.

The game could see Thibaut Courtois a former Atletico player, make his debut in goal for Julen Lopetegui's side.

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Atletico have a stand-out goalkeeper of their own in Slovenian shot-stopper Jan Oblak, who was among those present at the training session.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that newly-signed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will reportedly miss Real Madrid's UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid because he has not been registered.

The Belgium international was expected to make his debut for his new club following his £35million switch from Chelsea to the Bernabeu.

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Source: Naija.ng

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