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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 because of […]

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

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will opt to 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 early in January to ensure Atletico’s advancement in […]

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 […]

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

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 leg in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu. When asked about his starting eleven […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 the Spanish champions out-of-favor midfielder Alessio Cerci on-loan until the conclusion of the […]

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

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 […]

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

AC Milan have addressed widespread media reports linking out-of-form striker Fernando Torres with a January exit from the Serie A giants. A club official has spoken to Sky Italia and insisted that the forward has been ‘unlucky’ and the Italian side will continue to be ‘patient’ while Torres regains his fitness and form. There […]

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The Modern Football Shirt: Fashion Faux Pas

By John Nicholson There are few more unpleasant fashion creations than a modern football shirt. Comprised of those melt-into-the-skin-in-a-fire polymers which feel like a cross between your grannies old nylon stockings and liquid plastic, they’re cheap and nasty and yet incredibly expensive. It’s not even as if they’re especially flattering […]

5 Talking Points From Premier League Gameweek 32: The Weekly EPL

With a packed roster of matches being played out over the weekend, we have plenty to talk about regarding this gameweek. 1. Manchester City get a glimpse of an alternate reality Still 12 points clear of their noisy neighbors, United possibly just can’t throw it away from here. But yesterday’s […]

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Jurgen Klopp has agreed 3-year deal with Liverpool; Press conference scheduled for tomorrow

Jurgen Klopp has agreed to become Liverpool’s new manager and will officially sign his contract when he flies into Merseyside on Thursday evening. Press Association Sport understands all negotiations have been completed with the former Borussia Dortmund boss and confirmation from the club is likely to follow later today. Liverpool’s […]

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The major qualm with Jurgen Klinsmann when he was hired by the United States became embodied in Philipp Lahm’s autobiography, where the Bayern legend and former German international portrayed Joachim Loew as the real tactical mind behind the 2006 Nationalmannschaft. Klinsmann dwelled on fitness, never talked about tactics, and left […]