Diego Costa and the Champions League have not been on best terms, even dating back to the striker's time with Atlético Madrid. And even though Diego, "The Fraud" scored Chelsea's equalizer on Wednesday, he could not overcome an apparent leg injury he picked up about a third-way through the second half.
Our striker had taken a knock moments before and couldn't continue. #CHEPSG— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 9, 2016
Costa seemed to be trying to stretch out his quad, though there's also a chance this is a recurrence of whatever tendon injury was keeping him out over the weekend. We had assumed that was just mind games, or at worst, a precaution, but perhaps there was something to it after all.
In any case, it's young Bertrand Traoré who's come on to replace Diego. Traoré has 4 goals in his last 5 appearances. This is his time to become a legend, right? Chelsea need at least one goal to take this tie to extra-time.
COME ON, CHELSEA!
And then Eden Hazard was forced off early as well with an injury. Oscar has come on to replace him.