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Atletico Madrid lodge appeal against Diego Costa red card

Atletico Madrid have lodged an appeal against Diego Costa's red card picked up against Real Madrid.

The forward was sent off along with Los Blancos full-back Dani Carvajal after an incident broke out between the two players during Atletico's remarkable 7-3 victory in the International Champions Cup.

Costa, who scored four goals, was dismissed for kicking out at the Real Madrid man, which led to a heated brawl between both sets of players.

According to tournament guidelines, the consequence of a red card is a one-match ban.

Already, Atletico midfielder Marcos Llorente was sent off against Mexican side Guadalajara but was cleared to play his former club in the Madrid derby.

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