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El Madrigal (ATT 17,100) 10th November 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Pedro Jesus Perez Montero

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La Liga: Koke demands Atletico Madrid victory over Villareal on Sunday

Last Updated: 09/11/13 12:47pm

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Koke: No danger of Atletico Madrid becoming distracted

Koke: No danger of Atletico Madrid becoming distracted

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke insists the side will not let themselves be distracted despite being well-placed on three fronts.

Diego Simeone's side are second in the Primera Division, just one point behind leaders Barcelona and five ahead of neighbours Real, and this week reached the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare after a resounding win against Austria Vienna.

On Friday they were then drawn against Sant Andreu in the third round of the Copa del Rey, the trophy they won last season by beating Real in the final.

However, Koke is adamant Atletico will not look beyond their next match, starting on Sunday against Villarreal as they look for their fourth successive win in the Primera Division.

He told reporters: "As the coach (says), we are going to go game by game.

"We have an important game at Villarreal on Sunday, and we must focus on the three points there.

"Right now we are in a spectacular moment, and we must continue like this."

Diego Costa did not train today because of flu but he is fully expected to be fit for the trip to Villarreal.

Villarreal are currently in fourth but they are 10 points behind Atletico after a mixed run of form of two wins and two defeats in their last four games.

For goalkeeper Sergio Asenko there will be mixed emotions given he is on loan from Atletico and he told the club's official website: "You can say it's a special game. I spent four years at Atletico and there I made many lifelong friends. Now I have the opportunity to meet again with them.

"They are having a great season, no wonder, the template was there last season and they have added great players that have adapted very well.

"They transmit a great strength and are a team that is up there on merit and are doing great things.

"But what is important and what I focus on are the three points."

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 28 68
2 Real Madrid 28 64
3 Valencia 28 60
4 Atletico Madrid 28 59
5 Sevilla 28 55
6 Villarreal 28 49
7 Malaga 28 44
8 Athletic Bilbao 28 39
9 Real Sociedad 28 36
10 Celta Vigo 28 35
11 Rayo Vallecano 28 35
12 Espanyol 28 34
13 Getafe 28 29
14 Eibar 28 28
15 Elche 28 27
16 Deportivo La Coruna 28 26
17 Almeria 28 25
18 Levante 28 25
19 Granada 28 23
20 Cordoba 28 18


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