Chelsea forward Diego Costa was an unused substitute for Spain’s friendly against Colombia. But he was back in the Starting lineup in their World Cup qualifying match against Macedonia, a game the Spaniards won 2-1.

Costa, who scored 20 Premier League goals to inspire the Blues to a second title in three years, is in the news for the wrong reasons, as his relationship with Antonio Conte has hit rock bottom.

But he was on target for Spain to remind the Chelsea boss that he’s still one of Europe’s most feared attackers.

David Silva opened the scoring for Spain in the 15th minute, and Costa made it two 12 minutes later, as he latched on to a cross from Isco while unmarked at the edge of the six-yard box and buries it.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Spain as Macedonia did cause them some troubles and pulled one back in the 66th minute through Ristovski.

It’s five in five for the Spain international who might have played his last season in a Chelsea jersey, but none can deny his quality.

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