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Costa avoids leg-breaking tackle

ESPN staff
August 9, 2014
Diego Costa managed to avoid a serious injury © Getty Images

Diego Costa seems to have settled well into life at Chelsea, so well in fact that he can score goals like this one against Fenerbahce in Friday's night's friendly. Chelsea won 2-0, but then lost 1-0 to Besiktas in their double header.

Bruno Alves didn't take too kindly to being made to look like piece of lego though, and tried to have his revenge later on. Thankfully, his awful two-footed tackle did not cause Chelsea's newboy any serious injury.

Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland said on both encounters: "These games were organised with the fact we had many players still returning from the World Cup who needed minutes.

"We are very happy with both performances. The team played very well in the first 45-minute game and were good value for the 2-0 result. In the second game we looked in total control. It was comfortable. We are disappointed to have conceded a sloppy goal like that so late in a game we otherwise looked in total control of."

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