forward Antoine Griezmann made history on Saturday in Atletico Madrid away
victory at Rayo Vallecano. The 27-year-old
notched the winner in the 1-0 victory thereby overtaking club legend Fernando
Torres in the all-time scoring list.
had drawn level with the Spanish striker in the Madrid derby when he scored from the penalty spot in the 3-1 defeat. The
French ace now has 130 goals for Atletico Madrid which is a remarkable feat for
Simeone has converted
an exciting winger signed from Real Sociedad in 2014 to a complete forward
capable of leading the line or playing in a front two. Within this period of time, the Frenchman has finished third in the FIFA BalonD’ Or award.
strike at Vallecano moved the Atletico to
second place on the League table above Real Madrid who suffered a shock defeat
at home to Girona. The result also puts the club seven points behind league
leaders Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title. Griezmann has proven to be
vital to Simeoneplans and has a remarkable history of staying injury free
leads the table of players whose goals has won the most points for their team,
the World Cup-winning star has won 13 points for Atletico Madrid this season. He has also scored
the only goal in the last three wins for the Madrid outfit.
The Frenchman is six goals behind the next player on the top scorer list Jose Eulogio Garate on 136 which he should meet before the end of the season. However, he is some way behind the top scorer on the list former Spain coach Luis Aragones who leads the table on 172 goals.
signed a long-term deal with Atletico at the start of the season and the club
would be hopeful that he breaks the record in the coming years. Atletico Madrid host Juventus at the Wanda
Metropolitano on Wednesday and the Frenchman
would be expected to have an impact on the game.
Former Liverpool player Fernando Torres believes that his
former club is the favorites to win the title. He said that Jurgen Klopp has
turned this side into a genuine title contender and that there is no doubt that
they can go all the way. He said that they are undefeated since the start of
the season and this shows the ability of this team.
He believes that the match against Manchester City will be
important and that the winner of this game will have a psychological advantage
over their rival. He said that Liverpool has been consistent throughout the
season and that it is important that they continue like this if they want to win
He said that Klopp has instilled so much belief in the team
and that they are not afraid of anyone. He said that the Anfield side has been
progressing continuously since the German manager took over and that they are
now in a great position to win the title. He said that they were outstanding
last year in the Champions League and managed to reach the final of the
Fernando Torres said that Liverpool is playing exciting football and that it is not only good to watch but also very effective. He said that opposing teams find it difficult to defend against Liverpool’s front three and that is the strength of the team.
He said that Klopp is also a great tactician and that he knows when to make changes to his team in order to help them win games. He said that they are in a good position in the league and that if they remain consistent there is no doubt that they will be able to clinch the title. He said that this will be a wonderful moment for the fans as they have been waiting for that for a long time.
Fernando Torres wishes Liverpool and not Chelsea to go on to become the champions of the English top tier this season. Torres featured for Liverpool and Chelsea at the peak of his career from 2007 to 2015 and enjoyed a great time at the two clubs.
The Spaniard says that it gets very difficult for him whenever he is asked to pick one between these two clubs because he has got emotional attachment with both of them and he can’t pick one. That’s why when these two teams go head to head against each other in the Premiership or in any other competition, he prefers not watching the game because if he watches, he doesn’t know whom to support.
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Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires, the player has confirmed. The 34-year-old has only made three leagues beginning of this season and has scored two goals in 20 league shows for second-placed Atletico. This he did after signing a one-year extension contract around 12 months ago.
“This will be my last season at the club,” Torres told a press conference. “It has not been an easy decision and it has been difficult to make, but I feel obliged to tell the fans. You can see that my role has been very limited; I think it’s the right time to advertise it. My conscience is clear and I think I’ve given everything I could. My idea was to hang my boots up here.”
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Former Spain international Fernando Torres has scored his first goal for Japanese club Sagan Tosu and set up another two goals. Torres has failed to score in his previous seven matches ever since coming to Japan.
Sagan was already leading in the game before Torres managed to score his goal. This was an important match for Fernando Torres as he was facing he was former teammate Iniesta who now plays for Vissel Kobe.
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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was able to fight off the ghost of Fernando Torres as the Blues cruised to victory against the Foxes at the Kings Power Stadium. The former Real Madrid man was yet to score any goal this year and his recent performances could pass for a regular performance by the struggling former Blues man Torres.
Many have hounded Coach Antonio Conte for releasing former striker Diego Costa, who was known for bullying opposition defenders. Morata has been quite the opposite, going down at the slightest challenge so much that referees rarely come to his aid, but rather they punish him for dissent.
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Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres says he would not stop fighting for a spot at the club. He says after putting in serious effort to get a stable shirt in the team, he would not throw in the towel now.
The former Chelsea player admits that he knows any game he plays could be his last at Atletico but that he takes each game one after the other. Torres, in an interview with AS, said he was not gifted anything since he arrived at his boyhood club.
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Fernando Torres is happy that his former clubs are set to return to the Champions League this season.
The Spaniard was a cult hero and captain from an early age at his current club Atletico Madrid before he agreed to join Liverpool.
Torres was a major hit for The Reds, netting 30 goals in his first term in England. The prolific goalscorer then decided to move to rivals Chelsea for a record fee. However, he did not enjoy as much success. He left on a good note as he played a part in the Champions League win of 2012.
The player moved back to his boyhood club two seasons back and he has been enjoying his career so far. With Chelsea and Liverpool set to return to the Champions League, the player has been wishing them well.
Following the CL draw where Chelsea, Atletico, AS Roma and Qarabag were grouped. Torres sent a message to Chelsea fans as he might be returning to play against them.
“Back at Stamford Bridge for the UEFA Champions League. So happy to see the Blues back at the competition. See you soon Chelsea,” he posted online.
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Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres believes that Liverpool is on the right track and that they are edging closer to their first Premier League title.
Torres played for the Anfield side from 2007 to 2011 and said that this was an exciting moment of his career. He said that they come close to winning the Premier League in a couple of occasions and unfortunately could not make it to the end.
He said that he still follows the Liverpool team whenever he has time and that he feels that they are progressing well under Jurgen Klopp. He said that the German manager is an experienced manager and that he is the right person to bring the title back to Liverpool. You just have to see his enthusiasm on the touchline to know that he is someone that wants to win trophies and that he will bring this energy into the team.
Torres said that they have done quite well last season and that he feels that the team will get better this season. He said that they are still in the close seasons and that there is no doubt that the transfer committee is working on getting some new players in the side.
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For a price tag of £50 million, Chelsea was able to secure the services of Fernando Torres as the Spanish attacker joined the Premier League club on January of 2011.
Unfortunately for Chelsea, their investment did not pay off as Torres failed to make appearances that are comparable to his transfer fee.
At that point in time, Fernando Torres became the 6th most expensive footballer in the history of the sport and expectations were high for him to prove his worth.
During his 1st season as a player of Chelsea, Torres made 14 Premier League appearances and he only managed to score 1 goal. His following seasons were fairly better but nothing that he did was memorable except for the UEFA Champions League goal that he scored against Barcelona on April 24 of 2012 which edged the victory for Chelsea and they ultimately went on to win the prestigious European competition.
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