Diego Costa dedicates goal to Atletico Madrid women’s star Virginia Torrecilla


Virginia Torrecilla had effective surgical treatment for a brain tumour last month.

Diego Costa paid homage to Atletico Madrid women’s star Virginia Torrecilla in Atletico’s 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

The striker scored his first goal of the year and commemorated with Torrecilla’s t-shirt after the midfielder had effective surgical treatment for a brain tumour in May.

The draw saw Atletico, who are 6th, miss out on the opportunity to move into LaLiga’s leading 4 after they originated from behind on Sunday.

❤ This is for you, @VirginiiiaTr! ❤

⚪ #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/IHXJ1tDSc5

— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 14, 2020

Bilbao captain Iker Muniain opened the scoring 8 minutes prior to the break when he guided in Yuri Berchiche’s cross with the outside of his foot.

Costa levelled 2 minutes later on when he acquired Koke’s through-ball and prodded in his first goal given that October.

City competitors Real Madrid marked their return with a regular 3-1 win over Eibar to cut the space to competitors Barcelona to 2 points.

Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo struck in the first half at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid’s training complex where they are playing after the remodelling of the Bernabeu was stepped up during lockdown.

⚽ First half shots and first half events! #RealMadridEibar|#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/DGxnGmCuRG

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) June14,2020

Marcelo took a knee as he commemorated his strike in assistance of the Black Lives Matter movement while Pedro Bigas pulled a goal back in the second half.

In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen climbed up back into the Bundesliga leading 4 after saving a 1-1 draw at Schalke.

An 81 st minute own goal from Juan Miranda transported them level after Daniel Caligiuri’s opener.

#BundesligaMD31 ✅ pic.twitter.com/nlp3lTutO7

— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) June 14, 2020

Schalke are now winless in 13 games however did climb to ninth in spite of having not won in the league given that January.

At the bottom, Augsburg moved 7 points clear of the Bundesliga transfer zone after a vital 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Mainz.

Florian Niederlechner struck after 45 seconds at the Opel Arena to provide Augsburg breathing space and leave Mainz 3 points above the bottom 3.

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