Koke focused on Celta Vigo

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke admits it is important for his side to stay focused on the next game as they host Celta Vigo.

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Koke: Focused

Koke: Focused

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke admits it is important for his side to stay focused as they head into Sunday's La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on the back of one of the best weeks in the club's recent history.

Diego Simeone's men extended their 100 per cent start to the season to seven games with a 1-0 win at city rivals Real last Saturday, then pulled off an impressive 2-1 Champions League win in Porto in Tuesday.

But although Atletico will start as overwhelming favourites against a Celta side without a win in five, Koke knows they could be in for a shock if they try to take anything for granted.

He told a news conference: "Celta is a very difficult game because it is the first time we have played at midday and we are going into it off the back of two very demanding games.

"I'm happy that we've done a great job on a game as complicated as Madrid, but we'll keep our feet on the ground. We must look to keep doing the same things because we are doing them well."

Simeone has doubts over Raul Garcia, who limped off against Porto with an ankle injury, but Mario Suarez is available after a knee sprain and Diego Costa returns from suspension.

Meanwhile Celta boss Luis Enrique called a crisis meeting this week after his side slumped to their second consecutive defeat last Sunday 1-0 at home to Elche.

The defeat plunged Celta to 15th in the table with just six points from their seven Primera Liga games so far this season.

Defender Andreu Fontas said: "Atletico are a great team and we will have to go there to do our job and take it very seriously. We have to be good defensively if we are going to stand any chance."


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La Liga Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
19:30
A Madrid v Elche  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Osasuna v Valencia  
17:00
Levante v Getafe  
19:00
Sociedad v Espanyol  
Sunday, 20 April 2014
11:00
Almeria v Celta Vigo  
16:00
R Vallecano v Real Betis  
18:00
Sevilla v Granada  
20:00
Barcelona v Ath Bilbao  
Monday, 21 April 2014
21:00
Malaga v Villarreal  
Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
Elche v Levante  

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 A Madrid 33 50 82
2 R Madrid 33 62 79
3 Barcelona 33 65 78
4 Ath Bilbao 33 23 62
5 Sevilla 33 14 56
6 Villarreal 33 14 52
7 Sociedad 33 6 51
8 Valencia 33 0 44
9 Espanyol 33 -5 41
10 Levante 33 -11 40
11 Malaga 33 -8 38
12 Celta Vigo 33 -13 37
13 Granada 33 -16 37
14 R Vallecano 33 -31 37
15 Elche 33 -17 35
16 Osasuna 33 -25 34
17 Valladolid 33 -18 32
18 Getafe 33 -22 31
19 Almeria 33 -30 30
20 Real Betis 33 -38 22

Updated Mon, 14 Apr 2014

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