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The Five Best La Liga Transfers This Summer

The Five Best La Liga Transfers This Summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com It has almost been two days since the 2015 summer transfer window ended in Spain, and what is now part of history started its course on the 1st of July and lasted a full two months until the window closed Monday midnight. A spate of deals were struck, some headline-grabbing, a few not quite the stuff...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Atletico Madrid Are The Real Winners Of The Transfer Window In Spain?

Why Atletico Madrid Are The Real Winners Of The Transfer Window In Spain? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Spain’s big two, Real Madrid and Barcelona, could be figuratively seen as the two sides of a coin in the recently-concluded summer transfer window. While Real Madrid were part of the big fracas of the David De Gea transfer saga which didn’t reach its desired conclusion...
Via Soccerlens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackson Martinez makes his mark as Atletico stroll to victory over Sevilla

Jackson Martinez came off the bench to score his first Atletico Madrid goal in a 3-0 Primera Division win over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Spain international Koke prodded in the opener 10 minutes before the interval and Martinez’s introduction as a 78th-minute substitute to replace Fernando Torres paid dividends to the tune of two further goals. Summer signing Martinez...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Football Transfers Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Di Marias and Torres?

Football Transfers Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Di Marias and Torres? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com So it’s farewell to Angel Di Maria. Manchester United’s record signing has joined French champions PSG for £44.3m, and all things considered, the Red Devils will be very happy with that piece of business. Yes, the Argentine has serious pedigree, but to recoup such...
Via Soccerlens
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea?

Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Radamel Falcao’s move to Chelsea is expected to be announced any time now. The Colombian is set to join the Blues on a one-year £4 million loan deal, with the club having the option to buy the Monaco striker for £35 million next summer. The question to be asked though, is whether...
Via Soccerlens
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres salvages draw for Atletico Madrid at Levante

BARCELONA, Spain -- Fernando Torres scored with 10 minutes left to salvage Atletico Madrid a 2-2 draw at Levante in La Liga on Sunday. The result kept the soon-to-be-dethroned champions in third place, four points above Valencia with two rounds remaining. David Barral opened the scoring for Levante in the 32nd, only for Siqueira to level three minutes later before Kalu Uche put the...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres gives Atletico 2-2 draw at Levante in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Fernando Torres scored with 10 minutes left to salvage Atletico Madrid a 2-2 draw at Levante in the Spanish league on Sunday. The result kept the soon-to-be-dethroned champions in third place, four points above Valencia with two rounds remaining. David Barral opened the scoring for Levante in the 32nd, only for Siqueira to level three minutes later before Kalu...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Chelsea’s £50m flop talks about Stamford Bridge frustration

Chelsea’s £50m flop talks about Stamford Bridge frustration - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Fernando Torres has opened up about his torrid time at Chelsea in an interview with Spanish daily El Pais. The Spanish striker, who spent three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge from 2011 to 2014, never got into his stride with the club and was eventually sold to AC Milan. He...
Via Soccerlens
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via World Soccer Talk
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...
Via World Soccer Talk
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...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 24, 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...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season. Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia, and due to the loss of midfielder Koke to a hamstring injury. To replace the talented...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 14, 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...
Via World Soccer Talk
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...
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

UEFA.com asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window. Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5. The winner, as voted on by the fans, was Fernando Torres and his return to Atletico Madrid. An agreement for the striker was confirmed on December...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Fernando Torres at it again, scores in first minute vs. Barcelona
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via The Sports Post
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...
Via World Soccer Talk
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.
Via Gamedayr
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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