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Atletico sweat on star pair

Atletico Madrid face an anxious wait over two of their key players ahead of next weekend's Champions League final.

The newly-crowned Spanish champions lost star striker Diego Costa to a recurrence of a hamstring injury and midfield schemer Arda Turan with a knee problem during the 1-1 draw with Barcelona that secured the title.

Chelsea target Costa was pictured in tears as he left the field after only 14 minutes, with immediate concern about his place for the final in Lisbon and possibly his position in Spain's World Cup squad as well.

The 25-year-old scored 27 goals in Atletico's rise to the top of La Liga and was linked with a 32m move to Stamford Bridge last week.

Local media suggested after the game that Turan's injury was not as bad as first expected and he is more likely to face Real Madrid on Saturday when Atletico go for the double.

And coach Diego Simeone said there was little time for Atletico to rest on their laurels after securing their first title since 1996.

"Without a doubt today we were able to make history," said Simeone.

"But we have to play on Saturday and we have to prepare ourselves for Saturday."