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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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By Alan Duffy

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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Why the Fernando Torres transfer to Spain is best for all parties - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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 confirm striker's move to AC Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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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Photo: Fernando Torres' shirt in Atletico Madrid colours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

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.

Done Deal: Chelsea approve first transfer in January

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Done Deal: Chelsea approve first transfer in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the biggest stories of the January transfer window could be Fernando Torres' return to his old club Atletico Madrid. English press reported that the Chelsea striker could move to Spain, following his poor run of form at AC Milan, and now Spanish media are claiming that it is confirmed he setto join the Rojiblancos.

Atletico Madrid Complete The Signing Of Fernando Torres From AC Milan, Says Report

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Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have reached an agreement which will see striker Fernando Torres return to Spain on-loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Spanish newspaper AS.

In exchange for Torres, the Rossoneri will receive Spanish championsout-of-favor midfielder Alessio Cerci on-loanuntil the conclusion of the season.

Atletico Madrid Complete The Signing Of Fernando Torres From AC Milan, Says Report

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Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have reached an agreement which will see striker Fernando Torres return to Spain on-loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Spanish newspaper AS.

In exchange for Torres, the Rossoneri will receive Spanish championsout-of-favor midfielder Alessio Cerci on-loanuntil the conclusion of the season.

AC Milan And Atletico Madrid Discussing Fernando Torres Switch, Say Reports

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Reports in Spain and Italy state that AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have opened talks regarding the potential transfer of striker Fernando Torres.

It is understood that manager Diego Simeone sees Torres as the ideal complement to forward Mario Mandzukic and wants to pair the two players in the Atleti's starting eleven.

AC Milan And Atletico Madrid Discussing Fernando Torres Switch, Say Reports

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Reports in Spain and Italy state that AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have opened talks regarding the potential transfer of striker Fernando Torres.

It is understood that manager Diego Simeone sees Torres as the ideal complement to forward Mario Mandzukic and wants to pair the two players in the Atleti's starting eleven.

Chelsea star heading for January transfer

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Chelsea star heading for January transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It looks like as if no one wants to sign Fernando Torres these days. Yesterday we had reported that AC Milan wants to send the Chelsea striker on loan to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Alessio Cerci. However, yesterday's late night report from Sport Mediaset claims that Brazilin side Corinthians are interested in the player.

Negotiation underway! Chelsea transfer deal likely in January

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Negotiation underway! Chelsea transfer deal likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Guardian, AC Milan have opened talks with Atletico Madrid to loan Fernando Torres away to the Spanish side, seeking the services of Alessio Cerci in return. Torres was loaned to Milan on a two year deal in the summer to see out his remaining contract with Chelsea, but he failed to impress for the Rossoneri.

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FERNANDO TORRES GOES ON LOAN TO ATLETICO DE MADRID

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Why Liverpool shouldn’t even think of Chelsea transfer deal in January

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Why Liverpool shouldn't even think of Chelsea transfer deal in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's lack of goal this seasonhas sparked media to speculate whether the Reds need a striker in the January transfer window. Daily Mail has come with a report yesterday, where they claimed Liverpool are 'seriously considering a January move for Fernando Torres'.

AC Milan Insist Fernando Torres Has Been ‘Unlucky’ And Will Not Leave In January

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AC Milan haveaddressed widespread media reports linking out-of-form striker Fernando Torres with a January exit fromthe Serie A giants. A club official has spoken toSky Italiaand insisted that the forward has been 'unlucky' and the Italian side will continue to be 'patient' while Torres regains his fitness and form.

AC Milan Insist Fernando Torres Has Been ‘Unlucky’ And Will Not Leave In January

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AC Milan haveaddressed widespread media reports linking out-of-form striker Fernando Torres with a January exit fromthe Serie A giants. A club official has spoken toSky Italiaand insisted that the forward has been 'unlucky' and the Italian side will continue to be 'patient' while Torres regains his fitness and form.

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Wayne Rooney, Jimmy Bullard and lots of chicken: Top 20 weirdest and worst adverts with footballers

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It's a well known fact that footballers will flog any old tat. The formula: Premier League star plus pizza chain, hair dye, bacon, crisps, drinks, whatever, is a ready-made classic.

Chelsea stars lukewarm on Fernando Torres return

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