Some Chelsea fans were left despondent last night as Diego Costa starred for Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.

The Spaniard scored two goals past bitter rivals Real Madrid, with Atleti winning 4-2 after the teams went to extra time.

Costa was in a typically bullish and fiery mood, and set the tone by scoring inside the first minute.

during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Lillekula Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The 29-year-old put himself about all game, and tussled with Sergio Ramos in particular.

He really took the game to Real, who lost their first competitive match under the management of new boss Julen Lopetegui.

There was of course no Cristiano Ronaldo for los Blancos after he was sold to Juventus, which perhaps had some bearing on Atletico’s performance.

TALLINN, ESTONIA – AUGUST 15: Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid lifts the trophy and celebrates with his team after winning the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Lillekula Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

The entertaining game made for a particularly difficult watch for some Chelsea fans though.

Some Blues supporters were pained to see Costa being a complete menace around the Madrid defenders.

Costa’s loss has been emphasised further

The reaction was largely borne out of comparisons to current striker, Alvaro Morata.

The 26-year-old has struggled to adapt to English football since his £58 million move from Real Madrid.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Alvaro Morata of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Chelsea FC at John Smith’s Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

He has been criticised for his lack of physical presence and inconsistency in front of goal.

Costa’s time at Chelsea was largely succesful; he won two league titles and a League Cup.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Diego Costa of Chelsea in action during the Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

He was often praised for his aggressive style of play and clinical finishing which is something Morata lacks.

Unfortunately by comparison he has looked tame and fans couldn’t help but reminisce about their former striker:

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