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Ref tells Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa: You dived!

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa was told he dived by match officials during victory over Athletic Bilbao.

Picked up by microphones during the game, Costa was denied a free-kick at one stage for diving.

"You threw yourself to the ground," said ref Jose Luis Gonzalez Gonzalez.

"F***!" replied Costa, before Koke pulled him away to avoid a booking.

However, the striker was to be shown a yellow card later in the game for protesting against a linesman, tapping his temple before stating: "You're crazy".

Costa managed to score, however, in the 2-0 win.

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