Atletico bounce back from Europe heartbreak with toasty La Liga win

Atletico Madrid comfortably beat Elche 3-0 at home to resume normal service after being eliminated from the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid in midweek. The visitors came through the first half unscathed but fell behind to Antoine Griezmann's header on 55 minutes, and Raul Garcia doubled the lead before the Frenchman pounced again, scoring a double for a third consecutive Primera...
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Injury-hit Madrid hosts Atletico in Champions League

MADRID (AP) If beating Atletico Madrid wasn't hard enough for Real Madrid, the defending champions must now find a way to better their crosstown rivals in the Champions League without four of their most important players. A depleted Madrid hosts Atletico on Wednesday in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Their 0-0 draw last week means that the fitter and more physical Atletico...
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Atletico Madrid shut out Real Sociedad to keep up pressure

MADRID -- Atletico Madrid's Jorge ''Koke'' Resurrecion created both goals as the Spanish champions beat Real Sociedad 2-0 in the league on Tuesday. Koke's corner kick aimed at Fernando Torres was headed into his own net by Sociedad's Mikel Gonzalez in the second minute. Eight minutes later, Antoine Griezmann scored his 16th goal this season when he pounced on goalkeeper Geronimo...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Suarez, Torres make Liverpool return in charity match

Luis Suarez graced the Anfield turf again on Sunday and vowed that if he ever returned to England, it would only be to play for Liverpool. The Uruguayan forward was back on his old ground for the first time since his summer move to Barcelona to play a part in the Liverpool FC Foundation All-Star charity match between teams picked by Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. He came on...
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Fernando Torres Thanks LFC Fans For Warm Reception at Anfield (Photo)

Fernando Torres’ latest Anfield return showed him the difference between business and personal. Liverpool fans gave Torres a warm welcome Sunday when he played in an All-Star game for charity at Anfield. Liverpool fans serenaded Torres, who was a Kop hero for three-and-a-half years before he controversially joined Chelsea in January 2011, moving the Spanish striker to thank them...
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Fernando Torres not distracted by next week’s Champions League decider

Heading into this weekend’s La Liga fixtures, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has reiterated he and his teammates are being constantly reminded of the importance of Saturday’s encounter with Espanyol, even though fans may have one eye on the club’s important Champions League return leg against Bayer Leverkusen next week. Atletico are facing elimination from European...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker’s presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic. Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey. While Simeone’s attempt at starting all three...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

While Fernando Torres has previous UEFA Champions League experience with Liverpool and Chelsea – making 53 appearances between both Premier League sides - Wednesday night will be the first time the Spanish forward will step on the European stage as a member of his boyhood club, Atletico Madrid. Torres began his career with Los Colchoneros making his first team debut in 2001 at...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez set to play in Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match

Former Liverpool strikers Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez have been tipped to return to Anfield next month to feature in Steven Gerrard’s scheduled testimonial according to Spanish newspaper AS. Torres in particular, enjoyed a fantastic partnership with Gerrard in his Liverpool days before his £50million transfer to Chelsea, a move that was said to have broken Gerrard’s heart...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to start the forward combination of Antoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake. The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an injury to midfielder Koke, and because of the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia. In an effort to combat his...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Diego Simeone opts for Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres in the Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will opt start striker Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres for Saturday’s showdown with cross-city rivals, Real Madrid. The decision may come as a surprise to some since Torres scored twice against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu to secure Atletico advancement in the Copa del Rey in January. But few will question the decision-making...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres insists promises not met during unsuccessful AC Milan spell

Fernando Torres has hinted promises were unfulfilled during his brief loan spell at AC Milan. The former Chelsea forward joined the Rossoneri on a two-year loan deal last summer and managed just seven Serie A starts before heading back to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window. Milan signed him permanently on an 18-month deal in December, but he was immediately...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres at it again, scores in first minute vs. Barcelona

Fernando Torres at it again, scores in first minute vs. Barcelona
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fall of Roberto Soldado

​ When do you know a striker has lost his way? In recent years, in the English Premier League specifically, critics have come out in droves against the likes of Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres. Carroll was the subject of a bid for £35 million back in 2011, taking him from Newcastle United to Liverpool. He was a major flop before being sold to West Ham two years later for...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres Set To Start For Atleti vs Barcelona With Mario Mandzukic On The Bench

Prior to today’s Copa del Rey quarter-final against Barcelona (4pm ET on beIN SPORTS in the USA), manager Diego Simeone had been reportedly been training his squad with an attacking trident formed by Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic. But it has been learned that the Argentine boss has elected to start Fernando Torres up front, with Griezmann playing just...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Soccer Analyst Gets Fernando Torres Face Tattoo After Losing Bet

ESPN soccer analyst Craig Burley got a Fernando Torres face tattoo after losing a bet that the soccer player wouldn't score.
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Guardiola: Torres perfect fit to Simeone's system at Atletico Madrid

Former Barcelona coach and current Bayern Munich manager and Josep Guardiola believes that Atletico Madrid have hit the jackpot by bringing Fernando Torres back to the Vicente Calderon. Torres left La Liga for Liverpool in 2007, one year before Guardiola famously took the reins at Camp Nou, and returned earlier this month on loan from AC Milan having flopped at San Siro and Chelsea...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres shines as Atletico end Real Madrid's Copa del Rey repeat dream

Fernando Torres was the hero for Atletico Madrid as his two goals ensured a 2-2 against Real Madrid on Thursday and a 4-2 aggregate Copa del Rey win overall. In the fifth Madrid derby of the season the visitors stretched their unbeaten run against their bitter rivals, against whom they last lost in the 2014 Champions League final. Diego Simeone's men had won three of the four previous...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres Scores First Goals In Second Atletico Madrid Career (GIF)

It didn’t take long for Fernando Torres to rediscover his scoring touch after going back home. Torres scored his first goals his second stint with Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Torres struck early in each half of his team’s Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) draw against Real Madrid. Torres’ double surpassed his previous goal tally for 2014-15, which stood...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres nets 2 as Atletico ends Real's Copa del Rey defence

MADRID (AP) Fernando Torres scored twice as Atletico Madrid ended Real Madrid's defence of the Copa del Rey title with a 2-2 draw on Thursday. Atletico advanced 4-2 on aggregate and will play Barcelona or Elche in the quarterfinals. Torres stunned the Santiago Bernabeu by striking from Antoine Griezmann's pass seconds into the Spanish capital derby. Sergio Ramos made it 1-1 soon...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres Scores Another

I don’t quite know what’s happening but Fernando Torres just scored a second goal. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s back at the club he grew up with, or maybe it’s just he doesn’t have the pressure of the media on him, but this goal is even better than the first. Don’t cry comeback yet, but we’re seeing shades of the old Torres here. The post Torres Scores Another appeared...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres Scores Against Real Madrid in Under a Minute

In something that was incredibly familiar 5 years ago and then incredibly not the next year, Fernando Torres has scored a goal. This rarity has been scored for his old club, Atletico Madrid, against rivals, Real Madrid, in the Copa del Rey. Below is a gif of the goal, fairly reminiscent of the goals he used to score for Liverpool and Atletico. It’s good to see him regaining some...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres scores first goal since Atletico Madrid return (WATCH)

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Fernando Torres Could Start Against Real Madrid As Illness Sidelines Mario Mandzukic

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has been suffering from the flu and missed yesterday’s training session with the squad. That means manager Diego Simeone may choose to start Fernando Torres during today’s decisive leg in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu. When asked about his starting eleven during yesterday’s pre-match press conference, Simeone...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Harry Kane And His Similarities to The Fernando Torres Career Path of Homegrown Talent

45,000 people sat in the Estadio Vicente Calderon on the 4th of January awaiting the unveiling of Atlético Madrid’s latest acquisition. The day before, in that same stadium, some of those fans witnessed Atlético begin the new year in style, beating Levante 3-1 and ending the day tied for second in La Liga, just one point behind rivals Real Madrid. Fans and management alike wanted...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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