COSTA PLOTS HIS REVENGE
YOU sense there is a degree of unfinished business around this one.
Diego Costa took selfies with fans in the stands and continued to savour his freedom after being finally cut loose by Chelsea.
But he would now love it if the knockout stage draw threw up the climax this sub-plot demands.
Costa and Antonio Conte met, as expected, in the tunnel of the Wanda Metropolitano to shake hands and signal an end to their fall-out.
But it was all PR. Everybody knows Conte is quite simply not having Costa while the striker would love to score the goals that knock the Italian out of the Champions League.
Costa wants to make his point – that, for all his antics, Conte cut his nose off to spite his face by axing him so brutally.
His replacement, Alvaro Morata, is a choirboy in comparison. And his goals have meant Costa has not yet been missed. But the £59m bad boy will still want to have the last word.