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Fernando Torres doesn't want a return to the Spanish National team
Fernando Torres doesn't want a return to the Spanish National team

El Nino is backFernando Torres is experiencing a second wind, back at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid. The striker was very unlucky not to score when he hit the inside of the post against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night.The former Liverpool forward looks like he’s back to his best, doing what he does best tormenting defences with his skill and goals. He suffered a torrid time while he was at Chelsea. In 110 appeara

Apr 29 2016
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich - Player ratings
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich - Player ratings

Simeone saw his side pick up a win in the first legAtletico Madrid pipped Bayern Munich 1-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals, thanks to a brilliant solo goal from Saul Niguez. The Spaniard skillfully danced his way through the Bayern defense and put the ball past Manuel Neuer with a world-class finish.Atletico managed to keep Bayern at bay in a fantastic tactical battle as they stayed compact and essentially cancelled out

Apr 28 2016
Who said what: World reacts to Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League
Who said what: World reacts to Atletico Madrid's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Saul scored a spectacular goal last nightA wondergoal from Saul Niguez in the 12th minute gave Atletico Madrid a vital 1-0 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. The visitors came close to an equalizer multiple times in the second half, hitting the woodwork along the way, but Atletico held on for the victory, giving them the advantage going into the second leg.Here is how various pundits, play

Apr 28 2016
Saul wondergoal gives Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 win as Guardiola's Bayern Munich falter
Saul wondergoal gives Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 win as Guardiola's Bayern Munich falter

Saul gave Atletico the lead with a brilliant left-footed strikeA wondergoal from Saul Niguez in the 12th minute gave Atletico Madrid a vital 1-0 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich. The visitor's came close to an equalizer multiple times in the second half, hitting the woodwork along the way, but Atletico held on for the victory, giving them the advantage going into  the second leg.Lineups:Di

Apr 28 2016
Antoine Griezmann is on Messi and Ronaldo's level feels former Barcelona striker David Villa
Antoine Griezmann is on Messi and Ronaldo's level feels former Barcelona striker David Villa

Antoine Griezmann scored a brace against Barcelona to dump them out of the Champions LeagueLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have long dominated the world of football, but former Barcelona striker David Villa has made the surprising assertion that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is now on par with the duo. Villa also tipped his former side for a Liga and Champions League double, although he did note the difficulty of the task.When aske

Fernando Torres says lifting Champions League with Atletico Madrid will be greater than World Cup
Fernando Torres says lifting Champions League with Atletico Madrid will be greater than World Cup

In-form striker Torres is key to Atletico’s hopes of beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals Spain and Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres said that winning the Champions League would be the greatest achievement of his career. He insists that Atletico can complete a historic double by winning both, the La Liga and the Champions League this season.Speaking to the press before tonight’s Champions League semi-

Apr 27 2016
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich : Preview, Team News, Formations and Match Prediction
UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. Bayern Munich : Preview, Team News, Formations and Match Prediction

All eyes will be on Guardiola’s tacticsAtletico host Guardiola’s Bayern Munich in what promises to be a blockbuster tie at the Vicente Calderon. The first leg of the second semi-final of this year’s UEFA Champions League will prove to be crucial for the visiting Bayern Munich side, as it can be the last of Guardiola's three-year reign as Bayern manager. Facing them will be Diego Simeone’s men, who convincingl

Apr 27 2016
Xabi Alonso talks up Torres' Euro 2016 chances
Xabi Alonso talks up Torres' Euro 2016 chances

Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres were team-mates at LiverpoolAhead of the crucial Champions League semi-finals between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, Xabi Alonso has backed his countryman Fernando Torres to make the Euro 2016 squad. Alonso and Torres enjoyed a good time at Liverpool and Alonso revealed that the pair enjoyed a good friendship.However, the Spanish midfielder hoped that Torres would not be at his best against his side Bayern Muni

Apr 27 2016
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?
Spain's Euro 2008 winning squad - Where are they now?

Spain beat Germany in the finals to win the Euros in 2008Spain ended their 44-year-old wait for a trophy when they won the Euros in 2008. The squad was filled with talent, youth, experience and amazing superstars who helped Spain lift the title without losing a single game in the tournament.A solitary goal by Fernando Torres in the finals sent the nation into delirium as they overcame Germany 1-0. 8 years have passed since then and we take a look

Apr 26 2016
5 strikers who have revived their careers this season
5 strikers who have revived their careers this season

Many of these forwards were thought to be past their best, not capable of influencing games. However, these players have silenced critics with their good performances this season. Many of these players have become absolutely critical for their teams now, with one of them even challenging for the golden boot award.These strikers have recovered from lacklustre spells in the previous seasons to once again influence games decisively. Their performanc

Apr 22 2016
La Liga: Atletico Madrid keeps pressure on Barcelona after 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao
La Liga: Atletico Madrid keeps pressure on Barcelona after 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao

Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring the game’s solitary goal.Atletico Madrid prevailed over Athletic Club 1-0 to remain tied on points with La Liga football leaders FC Barcelona.Athletic hung onto the fifth place despite the defeat here on Wednesday, reports Efe.The hosts dominated possession but suffered from the absence of their top scorer Aritz Aduriz. Bilbao's only real chance of the first half was a header from Raul Garcia.Jus

Apr 21 2016
Fernando Torres feels Atletico Madrid are yet to hit top gear
Fernando Torres feels Atletico Madrid are yet to hit top gear

Fernando Torres rejoices after scoring at the Camp Nou in Atletico’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.As Atletico Madrid prepares for Wednesday's La Liga football clash against Athletic Bilbao, its forward Fernando Torres has said the team believes their best form is yet to arrive.Atletico Madrid is in second place of the La Liga standings with 76 points, the same as leaders FC Barcelona and one point ahead of third-placed Real

Apr 19 2016
10 reasons why I love Liverpool FC
10 reasons why I love Liverpool FC

The most ardent Liverpool fans will tell you supporting Liverpool is not like supporting any ordinary club, it is a way of life. The Reds have had plenty of ups and downs in their long history and we as their fans have lived every moment, be it the joy of conquering Europe or suffering a cruel heartbreak at the end of the season.No matter what happens in my life, the one constant that will remain is my love and passion for Liverpool. There are co

Apr 18 2016
5 of Liverpool’s greatest European comebacks
5 of Liverpool’s greatest European comebacks

Liverpool players celebrate their win over AC Milan in the finals of the UEFA Champions LeagueLiverpool are one of the most popular and successful clubs in the world. The Reds have won 11 European trophies including five Champions Leagues and three Europa Leagues. In fact, only Real Madrid, AC Milan and Barcelona have more European honours than the giants of Merseyside.Even though Liverpool have failed to win a league title for over two and

Apr 16 2016
Carlo Ancelotti doesn't feel that referees favour Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti doesn't feel that referees favour Barcelona

Carlo Ancelotti at the victory parade after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.Veteran football manager Carlo Ancelotti said Barcelona are not subconsciously favoured by referees in the wake of their controversial Champions League win over Atletico Madrid last week.The Blaugrana defeated Atletico 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at Camp Nou, a game which saw German referee Felix Brych send Fernando Torres of

Apr 13 2016
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