Sports Champions League: Atletico's Koke sings praises of FCB star
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Before the Champions League game against FC Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening (9 p.m. in LIVETICKER), Atletico Madrid's midfield star Koke raved about Thomas Müller. The FCB attacker was "one of the really, really big," said the Spanish international on Sky.
Koke explained: "Bayern have a lot of players with great qualities, but I really like Thomas Müller. With Bayern and the national team he has won practically everything and he always gives 100 percent."
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He also appreciates the 2014 World Champion that he "always ran for the same club". Koke himself is an Atletico home grown and has so far spent his entire professional career with the Rojiblancos.
Müller, the 28-year-old goes on, is "definitely one of the best players in the world. He's always shown that when I've seen him play. He's always there, scores a lot of goals, prepares a lot of goals. He moves good and smart in the field. "
Koke's conclusion: "Müller is one of the really big names and he has more than earned all the praise."
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BARCELONA, Spain — While João Félix claimed another brace for Atlético Madrid and Eden Hazard emerged from his yearlong scoring rut at Real Madrid, Lionel Messi failed to score in a fifth straight Spanish league match as Barcelona stumbled again on Saturday. Félix scored Atlético’s first two goals in a 3-1 victory at Osasuna, building on his second-half double in a 3-2 comeback win against Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday. TheFélix scored Atlético’s first two goals in a 3-1 victory at Osasuna, building on his second-half double in a 3-2 comeback win against Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday.