Simeone loses captain Koke to hamstring injury

Atletico Madrid Koke is out due to injury
Atletico Madrid captain Koke will be out of their game with Real Betis

Atletico Madrid captain Koke may miss LaLiga clash with Real Betis on Sunday due to a hamstring problem.

The Spanish midfielder laid complain about pain in his right leg after his side’s 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Saturday.

The 27-year-old went through a scan and the medical report reveals a strained hamstring. Atleti confirmed through a short statement released on Tuesday.

The club is about to disclose the timeframe of the captain’s injury. While they prepare to visit Betis on Sunday which is their final fixture before the mid-season break. 

Real Betis have only lost one of their last five league games with earlier 2-2 draw at Espanyol. While Madrid also lost one to the reigning champions, Barcelona.

Diego Simeone’s side sits fifth in LaLiga, with six points behind the leaders, Barca who are ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference.

However, Simeone is the intense opponent  of the strong Premier League manager, Jurgen Klopp in the Champions League round 16. Following the Monday draw to face reigning champions, Liverpool.

Besides, the captain has just extended his contract to stay with the Spain capital till 2024. And the supporters await a further report on his injury.


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