Diego Costa Brace Gives Chelsea F.C. 2-0 Win Against Real Sociedad

Spanish striker Diego Costa took just 57 seconds to score his first goal. It was a satisfying conclusion to Chelsea's pre-season preparations and the Blues will go into their Premier League opener at Burnley next Monday as a stronger unit than the one that finished without a trophy last season.

updated: August 13, 2014 12:57 IST
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Chelsea's Diego Costa, centre, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the first goal during a pre-season friendly against Real Sociedad.

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London: Chelsea's new striker Diego Costa took just 57 seconds to score his first goal at Stamford Bridge as the Spaniard's double secured a 2-0 friendly win over Real Sociedad on Tuesday.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho spent much of last term complaining about his lack of quality attacking options and Romelu Lukaku, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have all been sent packing to make room for Costa and returning Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

On the evidence of Costa's maiden outing in west London, the £32 million ($53 million) Mourinho splashed out to sign the 25-year-old from Atletico Madrid should prove an astute investment.

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