Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

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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 the age of seventeen.

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

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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 the age of seventeen.

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

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine 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.

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

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will to 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.

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

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will to 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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 behind the striker, while Mandzukic will be begin the match as a substitute.

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

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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 behind the striker, while Mandzukic will be begin the match as a substitute.

Torres at the double ruins Real

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Fernando Torres scored his first goals for Atletico Madrid since 2007 tonight, bagging a brace at the Bernabeu to knock capital rivals Real out of the Copa del Rey.

The Colchoneros led 2-0 from the first leg and Torries wasted little time in twisting the knife, scoring to make it 3-0 on aggregate after only 51 seconds.

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

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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 leginthe Copa del Rey Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

When asked about his starting eleven during yesterday's pre-match press conference, Simeone responded: "We are still finalizing our plans a few of the lads picked up knocks.

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

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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 leginthe Copa del Rey Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

When asked about his starting eleven during yesterday's pre-match press conference, Simeone responded: "We are still finalizing our plans a few of the lads picked up knocks.

The New Year in Spain

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Spain's big two, Barcelona and Real Madrid are in crisis, according to the permanently obsessed media.

Barcelona are in trouble because they lost their first game after the winter break, 1-0 away to David Moyes' Real Sociedad, and superstar Lionel Messi has allegedly fallen out with coach Luis Enrique and has issued a "him or me" ultimatum.

Where to Find Atletico Madrid-Real Madrid On US TV and Internet; 3pm ET Kickoff Today

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Today's Copa del Rey game between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is being televised live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld.

Fernando Torres will make his return to the Atleti team since leaving the club in 2007 after coach Diego Simeone confirmed his start in the press conference earlier this week.

Where to Find Atletico Madrid-Real Madrid On US TV and Internet; 3pm ET Kickoff Today

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Today's Copa del Rey game between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is being televised live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld.

Fernando Torres will make his return to the Atleti team since leaving the club in 2007 after coach Diego Simeone confirmed his start in the press conference earlier this week.

Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid In The Copa Del Rey

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone informed the media that he will start on-loan striker Fernando Torres against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

While Simeone has stated that the 30-year-old forward is not in the kind of shape that he demands of his players, the Argentine boss feels that Torres has enough matches under his belt this season to merit a starting role in the Madrid derby.

Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid In The Copa Del Rey

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Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone informed the media that he will start on-loan striker Fernando Torres against Real Madrid in Wednesday's Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg at the Vicente Calderon.

While Simeone has stated that the 30-year-old forward is not in the kind of shape that he demands of his players, the Argentine boss feels that Torres has enough matches under his belt this season to merit a starting role in the Madrid derby.

Atletico Madrid: Fernando Torres receives a hero’s welcome

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Atletico Madrid: Fernando Torres receives a hero's welcome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the most lethal forwards in the planet, Fernando Torres has been a shadow of his former self, since his British transfer record move from Liverpool.

The Spanish international had been linked with several moves away from Chelsea, in a bid to kick start his stagnating career.

Fernando Torres Passes Medical And Trains With Atletico Madrid Teammates

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Fernando Torres has passed his medical with Atletico Madrid and completed his first full training session with his new teammates.

The on-loan striker from AC Milan took part in a solo training session late Tuesday afternoon, but today commenced work with the full squad under the instruction of manager Diego Simeone and his staff.

Fernando Torres Passes Medical And Trains With Atletico Madrid Teammates

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Fernando Torres has passed his medical with Atletico Madrid and completed his first full training session with his new teammates.

The on-loan striker from AC Milan took part in a solo training session late Tuesday afternoon, but today commenced work with the full squad under the instruction of manager Diego Simeone and his staff.

Prodigal Son Fernando Torres Has First Training Session With Atletico Madrid, Needs To Work On His Heading

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Returning to his boyhood club after a number of years of underperforming, 'El Nino' Fernando Torres was put through his paces by the Atletico Madrid coaching staff on Tuesday.

The former Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan hitman looked sharp, although his failure to direct all but one of his headers onto the tiny goal shows he still needs to work on his aerial prowess!

Did Diego Simeone Ask For Fernando Torres?

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Cadena COPE that coach Diego Simeone was behind the decision to sign Fernando Torres.

Atletico confirmed on Monday that Torres is set to return to the club on an 18-month loan from AC Milan, subject to a medical, with Alessio Cerci set to move in the opposite direction as part of the agreement.

Why Diego Simeone Will Get The Best Out Of Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has led his club to numerous honors since he assumed control in December 2011. Over the course of three years, the 44-year-old Argentine has led Los Colchoneros to a Europa League title, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Supercopa, Copa del Rey and a La Liga title.

Along the way the manager has uncovered talent which had been overlooked by most European sides, as well as influence the development of players within Atletico's famed youth system.

Why Diego Simeone Will Get The Best Out Of Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has led his club to numerous honors since he assumed control in December 2011. Over the course of three years, the 44-year-old Argentine has led Los Colchoneros to a Europa League title, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Supercopa, Copa del Rey and a La Liga title.

Along the way the manager has uncovered talent which had been overlooked by most European sides, as well as influence the development of players within Atletico's famed youth system.

Why the Fernando Torres transfer to Spain is best for all parties

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Yesterday, Fernando Torres completed a permanent move to AC Milan from Chelsea. Today, it has been revealed that the Spaniard will join boyhood club Atletico Madrid from the Italian giants on loan until June 2016.

Atletico Madrid Confirm The Return Of Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid have confirmed the return of striker Fernando Torres on-loan from AC Milan for the next 18 months. The club released a statement on its official website announcing details of the deal.

The transfer will be completed in early January after the player undergoes a medical with the reigning champions of Spain.

Atletico Madrid Confirm The Return Of Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid have confirmed the return of striker Fernando Torres on-loan from AC Milan for the next 18 months. The club released a statement on its official website announcing details of the deal.

The transfer will be completed in early January after the player undergoes a medical with the reigning champions of Spain.

Torres lascia il Milan e vola a Madrid da Simeone. Stasera Cerci in rossonero

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Fernando Torres lascia il Milan e torna al suo primo amore, l'Atletico Madrid,guidato dal Cholo Simeone. E' arrivata l'ufficialit del club rossonero a chiudere l'avventura del Nino a Milano e a dare il via libera all'arrivo di Alessio Cerci che, in serata, dovrebbe firmare il contratto con il club di Via Turati.

Chelsea confirm striker’s move to AC Milan

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Chelsea Football Club have confirmed on their official website that striker Fernando Torres will leave the club and join AC Milan on a permanent deal. The Spaniard moved to the Serie A giants on a two-year loan deal in August, but the two clubs have now agreed over a full-time move.

Fernando Torres To Sign Permanent Deal With AC Milan Before Joining Atletico Madrid

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In what has been a whirlwind 48 hours, Chelsea have announced that on-loan striker Fernando Torres will sign a permanent deal with AC Milan on January 5th. Upon the completion of that transfer, the 30-year-old will then be sent to Atletico Madrid for what is believed to be an 18-month long loan.

Part of the reported agreement between Atletico and Milan is that midfielder Alessio Cerci will be sent to Italy as part of an exchange between the two European sides.

Fernando Torres To Sign Permanent Deal With AC Milan Before Joining Atletico Madrid

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In what has been a whirlwind 48 hours, Chelsea have announced that on-loan striker Fernando Torres will sign a permanent deal with AC Milan on January 5th. Upon the completion of that transfer, the 30-year-old will then be sent to Atletico Madrid for what is believed to be an 18-month long loan.

Part of the reported agreement between Atletico and Milan is that midfielder Alessio Cerci will be sent to Italy as part of an exchange between the two European sides.

Fernando Torres Return To Atletico Madrid Being Held Up By Alessio Cerci, Say Reports

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Fernando Torres' return to Atletico Madrid is being held up by midfielder Alessio Cerci's determination to join Inter Milan.

Torres was understood to have been preparing for a trip home to Spain, but has now rejoined his AC Milan teammates as they prepare for their friendly against the newly crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid in Dubai.

Fernando Torres Return To Atletico Madrid Being Held Up By Alessio Cerci, Say Reports

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Fernando Torres' return to Atletico Madrid is being held up by midfielder Alessio Cerci's determination to join Inter Milan.

Torres was understood to have been preparing for a trip home to Spain, but has now rejoined his AC Milan teammates as they prepare for their friendly against the newly crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid in Dubai.

Photo: Fernando Torres’ shirt in Atletico Madrid colours

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Fernando Torres' shirt has gone on sale in Atletico Madrid. The Chelsea star who was sent on a two year loan deal to Italian side AC Milan will now play in his boyhood and home club after failing to impress for the Rossoneri.

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

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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.

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

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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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FERNANDO TORRES GOES ON LOAN TO ATLETICO DE MADRID

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