Costa, Morata fit for Atletico's trip to Barcelona

Diego Simeone has received a timely boost ahead of Atletico Madrid's crunch LaLiga showdown with Barcelona.

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have been passed fit to feature in Atletico Madrid's vital LaLiga match at Barcelona.

The forward duo had been major doubts for Saturday's trip to Camp Nou, when Atletico will seek to cut into the host's eight-point lead at the summit.

But a club statement confirmed Costa has recovered from a hamstring injury, while Morata has shaken off the effects of an ankle problem.

However, France midfielder Thomas Lemar (thigh) will play no part.

Diego Simeone's side was denied all three points when Barca visited the Wanda Metropolitano in November, a last-gasp Ousmane Dembele goal cancelling out Costa's opener.