"Not everyone knows what I went through during those months and there were people who went as far as to say that it was no longer worth it". Last year, we didn't play in this competition and now we are keen to compete. Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco are the biggest threats to the opposing side anytime Atleti line up, Antonio Conte's side will need to be wary to avoid getting caught out by Diego Simeone's fiery attackers.
Simeone's side advanced to the 2014 Champions League final at the expense of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea before losing to city rivals Real in Lisbon. The Spanish teams dominate Europe, in general. Atletico and Chelsea had drawn 0-0 in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Diego Simeone's side are banned from registering new players until the new year, but the Argentinian will have Costa at his disposal from January.
If any club wants to sign the 28-year-old in the near future, they may be forced to make him the second most expensive player of all time.
Alvaro Morata has made a strong start to his Chelsea career
He leaves Chelsea having won two Premier League titles, and the 2014-15 League Cup.
The Champions League match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will be broadcast live on your local Fox Sports station and the FoxSoccer2Go apps, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions. The First match for Madrid was drawn by 1-1 goals against AS Roma.
The relationship breakdown between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte was much documented and it seems that the reunion between the two is all anyone will be looking for in a game that's thought to be as defensive as they come.
The Calderon was beloved by Atletico fans because it produced one of the greatest atmospheres in soccer, and the 68,000-capacity Metropolitano has already shown that it can also be a factor helping keep Atletico tough to beat at home. Don't tell Conte, but you can write that it's pointless.
U.S. sees 4 or 5 ways to resolve North Korean crisis
The move diplomatically takes the pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a notch higher to disband its nuclear programme. The US has responded by calling the statement "absurd".