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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa set to start against Barcelona in Spanish title decider

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MADRID - Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says striker Diego Costa has recovered from a hamstring injury and will start against Barcelona on Saturday in the Spanish league title decider.

Costa missed Sunday's 1-1 draw against Malaga but will return with Atletico on the verge of winning its first league title in 18 years.

Simeone says "he's well. He trained without any problems and tomorrow he'll start."

Costa's 27 league goals trail only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Spanish leader Atletico can secure the title with a draw at the Camp Nou. Barcelona needs a victory to retain the championship.

In five meetings already this season, Atletico has one win and four draws against Barcelona, but Simeone says "this will be the most complicated game we've played against them."

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