Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has allayed fears over the severity of the injury suffered by striker Diego Costa in Sunday's 2-0 derby victory at Getafe, which moved Los Rojiblancos a step closer to the Primera Division title.
The 25-year-old Brazil-born forward suffered a worrying-looking injury after colliding with a post in scoring his side's second goal and left the field on a stretcher, but Atletico moved quickly to play down concerns it could be anything serious.
"Luckily, Diego Costa only has a wound after hitting the post," the club posted on Twitter.
And Simeone said at his post-match press conference: "He is happy and well . One more cut does not do anything to this tiger."
The triumph saw Simeone's side regain their three-point lead at the top of La Liga, although it was not a performance to savour.
Atletico struggled to break down their against their relegation-threatened Madrid rivals, with Diego Godin's goal the only highlight of a poor first half.
A guide to the Champions League semi-finalists
A guide to the Champions League semi-finalists
1/4 REAL MADRID
Best: Winners (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002)
Star man: Cristiano Ronaldo
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti – has won the league in England, France and Italy, as well as the Champions League twice with Milan, and is now expected to deliver ‘la decima’ – Real Madrid’s tenth European title
Top scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (14)
Top assist: Karim Benzema/Angel Di Maria (both 5)
Overview: After sailing through the group stages unbeaten, and then dispatching Schalke 9-2 in the last 16, Real Madrid were the form team in the tournament until their scare against Dortmund. The 2-0 defeat in Germany, albeit without their talisman Ronaldo, has revealed a chink in the armour, but you still wouldn’t want to draw them.
Best: Winners (2012)
Star man: Eden Hazard
Manager: Jose Mourinho – The ‘Special One’ is looking to become the first manager to win the competition with three different teams having succeeded at Porto and Inter
Top scorer: Samuel Eto’o/Demba Ba/Fernando Torres (all 3)
Top assist: Oscar (4)
Overview: Despite losing twice to unfancied Basel, Chelsea topped their group and saw off the tricky task of Galatasaray in the last 16. Needed a last minute goal to scrape past PSG in the quarter-final, and will go into the semi-finals as underdogs – as they did in 2012.
3/4 BAYERN MUNICH
Best: Winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013)
Star man: Franck Ribery
Manager: Pep Guardiola – in his first season at Barcelona he won a treble that included the Champions League, and he’s on course to do the same in his first season at Bayern. If he does it his place among the greats will no longer be in doubt.
Top scorer: Thomas Muller (5)
Top assist: Arjen Robben/Phillip Lahm (both 3)
Overview: Aside from a defeat at home to Manchester City, by which stage qualification was already secured, Bayern have been almost perfect, blowing away Arsenal and Manchester United in the knock-out stages. Favourites to become the first team in the Champions League era to retain the title.
4/4 ATLETICO MADRID
Best: Runners-up (1974)
Star man: Diego Costa
Manager: Diego Simeone – the only manager left who was at his club last season, Simeone has built a team performing beyond the resources of Atletico, with a real shot at a first Spanish title since 1996.
Top scorer: Diego Costa (7)
Top assist: Gabi (4)
Overview: Atletico are the only unbeaten team left in the competition, and having seen off Milan and Barcelona they deserve their place in the semi-finals. They may be the only team left never to have won a European title, but they can no longer be considered underdogs, and everyone will want to avoid them.
Not even the dismissals of Angel Lafita and Alexis could inspire the leaders, who saw Costa miss a penalty before making amends with his late goal.
"The team did a great job. It was a very complicated fixture," Simeone said. "The players showed effort and ambition to achieve a very important result. This takes us to where we wanted to be, with five rounds to go. There are five finals to go, and we'll play them as such.
"Now we focus on the fixture with Elche (on Friday), which is the next final we have. We won't think about anything else but preparing for it and resting, so the players get to it in good condition.
"From now on I change what I said about playing match by match. For all of the fans, now we play final by final.
"Everyone put in a lot of effort. With humility and the support of the fans, the victory away from home was achieved. I am looking to next Friday, with a full stadium, and preparing to play one of the remaining finals."
Barcelona's shock 1-0 defeat at Granada on Saturday evening meant Atletico can even now afford to lose one of their remaining five games and still be crowned champions.
But Simeone urged his players not to worry about what Barca and second-placed Real Madrid get up to and concentrate only on their own objectives.
"I always said we depended on ourselves and I stick to it," the Argentinian added. "This situation depends on the ambition, the enthusiasm, the effort, the work and most of all the team's humility."
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