Goal of the day: Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid) vs Austria Vienna | inside World Soccer

Diego Costa marked his Champions League debut with a fine individual solo goal to lead Atlético Madrid to a comfortable 3-0 away win at Austria Vienna on Tuesday.

Atlético Madrid player Diego Costa scores a goal past Austria Vienna goalkeeper Heinz Lindner
Atlético Madrid player Diego Costa scores a goal past Austria Vienna goalkeeper Heinz Lindner

Photo: Reuters

Raúl García gave Atlético the perfect start to the Group G encounter with the opening goal in the eighth minute.

Costa, who was serving a suspension during the earlier group matches, doubled the lead in the 20th minute with a superb solo effort.

After picking up the ball in his own half, the Brazil-born striker raced towards the final third, got clear of Manuel Ortlechner before finishing calmly past Heinz Lindner.

It was his very first Champions League goal, in his first career appearance in the competition.

Costa then put the result beyond doubt with his second goal eight minutes after the restart.

"My first goal was beautiful," Costa told Canal+.

"I always try to take advantage of the fact I'm really fast so I receive the ball and was able to overcome my marker."


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