Torres gives Atletico dream Calderon farewell

first_imgAnd fans’ favourite Torres ensured Atletico got three points to go along with a carnival atmosphere with a double inside the opening 11 minutes.“It is difficult to express the feelings that you experience on a day like this,” Torres to BeIN Sports Spain.“It was very emotional during the whole game. With the fans there were memories of many moments we have experienced here since we were kids.”Torres, 33, volleyed home Antoine Griezmann’s cushioned header to open the scoring before kissing the Atletico badge.Three minutes later Griezmann was again involved as this time his pass was headed into Torres’s path by Koke for an acrobatic finish.Torres, who is in his second spell at the club having broken into the first team as a teenager back in 2001, could yet leave Atletico this summer with his contract set to expire in June.And he was denied potentially the perfect send-off when a spectacular goal-line clearance from Aymeric Laporte prevented Torres from completing his hat-trick.Torres was replaced moments later to a standing ovation before the visitors threatened to spoil the party when Inaki Williams rounded off a fine team move 20 minutes from time.However, Angel Correa added a third for Atletico a minute from time.Atletico had already secured third place in La Liga for a third straight season, but defeat in what is expected to be coach Ernesto Valverde’s final game before taking over at Barcelona next season means Bilbao miss out on qualifying for the Europa League.Real Sociedad leapfrogged their Basque rivals into sixth thanks to Juanmi’s 93rd minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.Bilbao could be handed a reprieve, though, and make the Europa League if Barcelona beat Alaves in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.Villarreal sealed fifth place with a 3-1 win at Valencia.The title will be decided later on Sunday as Real Madrid just need to avoid defeat at Malaga to see off Barcelona, who host Eibar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico de Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres heads the ball against Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 21, 2017 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, May 21 – Fernando Torres was the fitting match winner as Atletico Madrid waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Sunday.Atletico were playing their final competitive match at their home for the past 50 years before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the other side of Madrid next season.last_img read more

Flamengo beat Al-Hilal to set up potential Fifa Club World Cup final vs Liverpool

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule appointed statement Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future LIVE on talkSPORT stalemate update Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Flamengo came from behind to beat Al-Hilal 3-1 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup final on Tuesday.It means Liverpool will face the Brazilian club on Saturday if they are victorious against Monterrey in the other semi-final in Qatar on Wednesday, which is LIVE on talkSPORT 2. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… on target latest Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Salem Al-Dawsari opened the scoring in the 18th minute for Al-Hilal, before Flamengo hit back through Giorgian De Arrascaeta shortly after half-time.Flamengo then went on to win it thanks to two late strikes from Bruno Henrique and an Ali An-Bulaihi own goal.Liverpool stars Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah are expected to start against Monterrey at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Giorgian De Arrascaeta netted Flamengo’s first goal PEP TALK 1 LATEST “Jurgen Klopp is one of the best managers and Liverpool is maybe the best team in the world right now.“We have made a huge effort to reach this stage and have come to compete irrespective of which team or manager we are facing.“We came here to play and win the match with our weapons. We didn’t come to participate in this tournament and let Liverpool win against us. Nothing is impossible in football.” The Reds are huge favourites to beat the Mexican club, but manager Antonio Mohamed is keen to cause an upset.He said: “We have a big ambition to play against Liverpool and we came to compete strongly at this mega-tournament. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff AFP or licensors rookie error Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool vs Monterrey (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Leicester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs Colchester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Stoke (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTAston Villa vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Preston (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Leicester (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2last_img read more