Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was "disappointed" with Diego Costa's first-half performance during the during the 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv, but says the two made up with "kisses and cuddles" following a half-time argument.
The manager and player took part in an angry exchange after the half-time whistle, with Chelsea leading 1-0 in the Champions League group tie. Costa, 26, remained on the pitch for the full 90 minutes though, as the Premier League side sealed a comfortable 4-0 win. Mourinho explained post-match the two had calmed down by the end of the night.
"With Diego I wanted him to do a certain movement that he didn't and I was disappointed and reacted and he reacted too, but at half-time in the dressing room there were a few kisses and cuddles," Mourinho quipped.
Costa was involved in the first-half's major incident when former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim lashed out at the Spain international, earning himself a straight red card shortly after Gary Cahill's opening goal.
Brazil midfielder Willian doubled The Blues' lead with a sublime free kick after 73 minutes before Oscar added another four minutes later. Chelsea lost John Terry to injury with the captain having to be stretchered off the pitch, but his replacement Kurt Zouma added a fourth in the dying minutes of the game to seal an easy win.
That result moved Chelsea level with Mourinho's former side Porto at the top of Group G. The Blues host the Portuguese giants at Stamford Bridge in the final group match on 9 December, where a point will be enough for them to qualify.
Defeat however will likely see them miss out on qualification, with third-placed Dynamo Kiev also in contention to qualify. The Ukrainian champions host Maccabi Tel Aviv in their final match, a game they will be heavy favourites to win with Maccabi having failed to take a single point in their five contests so far.