By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Brazilian scored a from delightful free-kick and a close-range strike to make it five goals from 12 appearances for the Wolves this season. He seems to have found his stride after enduring a few disappointing seasons, having been shipped out on loan to Atletico Madrid in the previous campaign.
With Los Rojiblancos, he went on to win the Europa League title and thrust himself back into contention for the Wolves' first team. The recent dismissal of outspoken manager Felix Magath may also have boosted his chances of securing regular football as the two had regular disagreements when Magath was at the helm.
And his match-winning performance against Leverkusen, ending the Lions' 11-game unbeaten run, may have got him into Kostner's good graces as well.
"Diego's first goal was a release. He at last made it happen from a free kick," Köstner told Bundesliga.de.
"He's fought hard in the last few weeks and made great strides.
"[He] was looking for comfort and reassurance, and now he's found it. He really impressed on the pitch today."
Diego's superb goal from a free-kick was his first since February 2011 as well.