Diego Costa is a man many defenders would love to kick. Maccabi Tel Aviv centre-back Tal Ben Haim failed to fight the urge and has consequently been sent off just before half time in tonight’s Champions League Group G clash in Israel.
Ben Haim, who played for Chelsea during the 2007-08 season, instantly seemed to regret his act of unprovoked violence, as he threw his hands to his hand immediately after he had taken a swipe at the Spanish striker.
Chelsea go into half time 1-0 up thanks to a goal from Gary Cahill on 20 minutes.
Jose Mourinho’s men should have no problem finishing tonight’s opponents off in the second period.
Maccabi have lost all four of their group games prior to tonight, conceding 11 goals and scoring only once.