Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of abusing a referee.

The former Chelsea player, 30, was sent off by official Jesus Gil Manzano during Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barcelona in La Liga.

Manzano said in his match report that the Spanish international had "insulted his mother", a claim Costa denied.

The Spanish Football Federation's ban rules him out of Atletico's remaining La Liga fixtures this season.