Fernando Torres

Atletico Madrid

Torres ready to eclipse Chelsea title feat

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Milan (AFP) Fernando Torres is dreaming of eclipsing his Champions League triumph with Chelsea and making history for the second time in the competition by leading Atletico Madrid to victory over Real Madrid on Saturday.

Torres won the elite European title with the London side in 2012 when they beat Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties to add their name to the trophy for the first time.

Torres ready to eclipse Chelsea title feat

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Milan (AFP) Fernando Torres is dreaming of eclipsing his Champions League triumph with Chelsea and making history for the second time in the competition by leading Atletico Madrid to victory over Real Madrid on Saturday.

Torres won the elite European title with the London side in 2012 when they beat Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties to add their name to the trophy for the first time.

Fernando Torres - "I felt lost at Chelsea."

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This weekend, Fernando Torres will be hoping to lead the line with Atletico Madrid as they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in a repeat of the final two years ago. Having won it already with Chelsea, Torres was quick to point out that winning this one would mean so much more.

Atletico can win Champions League – Torres

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Fernando Torres is backing Atletico Madrid to lift the Champions League trophy in Milan after Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal fired them into the final on May 28.

Atletico reached their second Champions League final in three years, despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the semi-final return leg as it finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Atletico can win Champions League – Torres

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Fernando Torres is backing Atletico Madrid to lift the Champions League trophy in Milan after Antoine Griezmann's crucial away goal fired them into the final on May 28.

Atletico reached their second Champions League final in three years, despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the semi-final return leg as it finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Champions League: Diego Simeone Gets Slap Happy As Atletico Madrid Down Bayern Munich (Video)

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Poor old Pep Guardiola, who, on Tuesday night, saw his final chance of leading Bayern Munich to Champions League glory snuffed out by awell-drilled Atletico Madrid side. Victorious boss Diego Simeone, on the other hand, was once again at his theatrical best, even giving one of his own staff a meaty slap towards the end.

Winning at Atletico all the more special for Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres believes winning Atletico Madrid's first ever Champions League would be an even greater feeling than lifting the World Cup.

Atletico face the might of five-time winners Bayern Munich in the first leg of their semi-final at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

Winning at Atletico all the more special for Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres believes winning Atletico Madrid's first ever Champions League would be an even greater feeling than lifting the World Cup.

Atletico face the might of five-time winners Bayern Munich in the first leg of their semi-final at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

Barcelona confidence not shaken by blip, insists Messi

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Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi insists Barcelona's belief hasn't been affected by a poor run of form as they travel to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday holding a precarious 2-1 first-leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final.

A run of just one point from their last three La Liga games has seen Atletico close to within three points of Barca at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona confidence not shaken by blip, insists Messi

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Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi insists Barcelona's belief hasn't been affected by a poor run of form as they travel to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday holding a precarious 2-1 first-leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final.

A run of just one point from their last three La Liga games has seen Atletico close to within three points of Barca at the top of La Liga.

Barca beaten again at Sociedad while Atletico and Real apply pressure

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Barcelona suffered a second consecutive La Liga defeat to blow the title race wide open as Mikel Oyarzabal's header handed Real Sociedad a 1-0 win over the European champions on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid are now only three points behind Barca after goals from the on-form Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Koke saw them come from behind to win 3-1 at Espanyol.

Barca beaten again at Sociedad while Atletico and Real apply pressure

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Barcelona suffered a second consecutive La Liga defeat to blow the title race wide open as Mikel Oyarzabal's header handed Real Sociedad a 1-0 win over the European champions on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid are now only three points behind Barca after goals from the on-form Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Koke saw them come from behind to win 3-1 at Espanyol.

The Number Of Red Cards Given To Barcelona’s Opponents In Europe Is Staggering

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To say Atletico Madrid' were furious with the referee's decision to send off striker Fernando Torres in the first half of their Champions League tie on Tuesday would be something of an understatement.

Atleti defender Filipe Luis went as far as to say that:

"The sending off is totally unjust and changed the game.

Barcelona protected by referees, fumes Fernando Torres after red card

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Fernando Torres raged that Atletico Madrid are not treated equally to Barcelona by referees after his early red card turned their Champions League quarter-final, first leg around on Tuesday.

Torres had put Atletico in front at the Camp Nou before seeing two quick-fire yellow cards to leave the visitors a man light for over an hour.

Barcelona protected by referees, fumes Fernando Torres after red card

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Fernando Torres raged that Atletico Madrid are not treated equally to Barcelona by referees after his early red card turned their Champions League quarter-final, first leg around on Tuesday.

Torres had put Atletico in front at the Camp Nou before seeing two quick-fire yellow cards to leave the visitors a man light for over an hour.

Champions League Review: Barca Squeeze Past Atleti

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Barcelona will head to Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie holding a slender 2-1 lead after an enthralling first leg at the Nou Camp.

Barca's run of six straight wins against Atletico Madrid looked in doubt when Fernando Torres put his side ahead in the 25th minute but a controversial red card for the striker soon after tilted the balance their way.

Atletico Madrid run win streak to nine after advancing in Copa del Rey

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Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a ninth consecutive win in all competitions thanks to Thomas Partey's solitary goal against Catalan minnows Reus on Thursday. Ghanaian midfielder Thomas struck his first goal for the club eight minutes after halftime to complete a 3-1 aggregate win for a side without the rested Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid run win streak to nine after advancing in Copa del Rey

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Atletico Madrid sealed their place in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a ninth consecutive win in all competitions thanks to Thomas Partey's solitary goal against Catalan minnows Reus on Thursday. Ghanaian midfielder Thomas struck his first goal for the club eight minutes after halftime to complete a 3-1 aggregate win for a side without the rested Diego Godin and Antoine Griezmann.

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

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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.

Video Torres goal vs Getafe Atletico Madrid 2015 2-0 Highlights

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Spain

Costa, Torres omitted from Spain Euro 2016 squad

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Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain) (AFP) Chelsea striker Diego Costa was left out of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's provisional 25-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

The naturalized Brazilian missed Chelsea's last two games of the season due to a persistent hamstring injury and has struggled at international level with just one goal in 10 games since declaring to play for Spain in 2013.

Costa, Torres omitted from Spain Euro 2016 squad

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Las Rozas de Madrid (Spain) (AFP) Chelsea striker Diego Costa was left out of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's provisional 25-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday.

The naturalized Brazilian missed Chelsea's last two games of the season due to a persistent hamstring injury and has struggled at international level with just one goal in 10 games since declaring to play for Spain in 2013.

Liverpool

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While Luis Suarez was called a liar by a former agent, important competitions in both Europe and South America took place to headline news around the soccer world.

At the Westfalenstadion, Liverpool earned a 1-1 tie against Borussia Dortmund in their first-leg match of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals.

The Sadness and Darkness of Entropy, or “The Inevitable Decline of Fernando Torres & Falcao”

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This may shock you, but, for a time, Fernando Torres played soccer exceptionally well. Even before he signed for Liverpool FC and rocked the back of nets in England, he scored some absolute screamers as a youth for Atletico de Madrid and became known as Barcelona's bogeyman. He became a Champion of Europe with Spain in 2008 and then won a World Cup.

Postcards From Yesteryear: Everton 2-0 Liverpool, October 2010 – Everton’s last Merseyside Derby win

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Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid: Fernando Torres, Filipe Luis & Diego Simeone Have One Giant Moan About Barcelona

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"Don't worry Nando, it'll all be over soon..."

Just as they did in La Liga back in January, Atletico Madrid went a goal up at the Camp Nou, had a man sent off and then proceeded to lose 2-1 to Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals last night.

The result rubbed several of the Atleti camp raw, with jilted trio Fernando Torres (who scored the opener before getting himself dismissed shortly thereafter), Filipe Luis and Diego Simeone all lining up to mither about Barca and the perceived favour they receive from the Champions League higher-ups.

Jackson Martínez - Tiempo de goles

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El delantero llegó al Atlético de Madrid de Diego Simeone para hacer crecer aún más su promisoria carrera. Qué se puede esperar del chocoano.

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Aunque sin la cuenta bancaria de Real Madrid y Barcelona, el Atlético de Madrid hace un par de temporadas que se metió en esa pelea que parecía reservada para dos.

Chelsea

Chelsea "Prepared to offer up to £50m" for this Premier League star!

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Guus Hiddink has denied any transfer involvement this month and has described doing business in January as "desperation". However, it's being reported that Chelsea are prepared to go back in for John Stones and will offer up to £50m to sign him.

Much has been made of Stones and the FOUR transfer bids that were rejected by Everton.

Didier Drogba mocks Fernando Torres and Liverpool for being inferior to Chelsea

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Didier Drogba has mocked Fernando Torres for failing to adapt at Chelsea where the legendary striker says he was no longer a big fish in a small...

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Ferguson hammers Chelsea’s £50m transfer deal

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Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised Chelsea for signing Fernando Torres for then-British-record transfer fee of 50m from Liverpool in 2011.

The legendary former Manchester United manager in his newbook titled ‘Leading' says Chelsea have impulsively paid that hefty transfer feefor Torres.

Ex-Chelsea man Fernando Torres says Pedro will be great signing for Man Utd

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Chelsea flop Fernando Torres says Pedro will be a great signing for Manchester United if the move goes through. The Barcelona attacker has admitted...

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Will Radamel Falcao be another Fernando Torres at Chelsea?

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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.

Fernando Torres claims Steven Gerrard told him to quit Liverpool for Chelsea

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard encouraged star striker Fernando Torres to quit the club to make his £50m move to Chelsea, according to the Spaniard....

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Fernando Torres emotional after warm Liverpool reception

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Fernando Torres has revealed he was emotional after he received a warm reception from Liverpool fans at Steven Gerrard's all-star charity...

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The Rest

Union bits, Cruz signs with Minnesota, USWNT union fires back, more

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Union scrimmage with John Hackworth-coached US U-17s today. Danny Cruz signs with Minnesota United. USWNT players union fires back at US Soccer. CONCACAF presidential candidates. More.

FootballNow Review: Follow all Premier League games live this weekend

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If you're a footballfanlike me, then you're one who loves to stay abreast of all the action, whenever and wherever you are. But doing just that is often time consuming, hard work and sometime fruitless.

Torres the most overrated player in Spanish football?

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Want to sell a football 'autobiography'? Then provocation and controversy are your best friends. That's certainly the attitude of the people behind Jerzy Dudek's offering; according to Dudek, during his time as Real Madrid's no.