Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa will recover from a serious-looking leg injury sustained in the La Liga win over Getafe in time to face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final despite being stretchered off on Sunday.

Costa collided with the post in scoring Atletico's second goal of their 2-0 win over relegation strugglers Getafe and was taken from the field is agony and with a deep cut to his left leg.

The 25 year old was consoled by team-mates prior to receiving lengthy treatment however any hope Chelsea might have that the 34-goal forward might now be a doubt for the first-leg of their Champions League clash were dashed by the Spanish league leaders.

The club's official Twitter account wrote: "Fortunately Diego Costa just has a cut after colliding with the post."

Manager Diego Simeone then confirmed: "Costa is fine, he is happy. He made a great effort throughout. He has a cut, but it's not a big deal."

Costa is expected to be joined in the Atletico team by Thibaut Courtois for the two-legged tie against Chelsea, with the Belgian expected to be allowed to face his parent club despite being in the third year of a loan spell from Stamford Bridge.

The tie also sees Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho return to the Spanish capital after three years as boss of city rivals Real.

Reacting to the draw last Friday which saw Real Madrid draw Bayern Munich in the other semi-final, Chelsea chief executive Ron Goulay said: "They're all fantastic sides. The important thing to us was to make sure we were in the semi-final.

"We need to make sure we are totally prepared for these games. I'm sure Jose will make sure we are but we have some important games before that.

"We have ambitions at this football club and we are evolving all the time. We would like to win back the Premiership and we would like to win the Champions League.

"It will be a fantastic game. It doesn't matter who we play at this stage.We will be looking forward to it and for the team that comes through, there is a nice trip to Lisbon as well.

"The key here is that we continue building for the future and we are heading in the right direction.

"We've reached this competition many times in the past 10 years and we are up there competing. We can look forward to the next few weeks and see where we end up."