Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa arrived in court on Thursday as he faces a tax fraud trial.
Costa is accused of defrauding the state of more than 1 million euros by not declaring payments of more than 5.15m euros following his move from Chelsea in 2014.
Costa is also accused of failing to declare image rights of more than 1m euros.
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Prosecutors in Madrid are set to ask for a six month prison sentence and a fine of more than 500-thousand euros.