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Atletico plan big send-off for departing Torres

821   //    10 Apr 2018, 03:11 IST
Fernando Torres celebrates a goal for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid will pay tribute to Fernando Torres in their final LaLiga match of the season at home to Eibar.

Torres confirmed at a news conference on Monday that he will leave Atleti when the current campaign ends, bringing down the curtain on his second spell with the club.

The 34-year-old striker is a crowd hero on account of his 126 goals for the club but has only started three games in Spain's top flight this term.

Nevertheless, his send-off should be something to remember, according to club president Enrique Cerezo.

"Fernando Torres deserves the best of farewells as a player of Atletico Madrd and that is why I am sure that the fans will join us on such a special day," he said.

"We are already working to make it an unforgettable day for the Atletico family and especially for Fernando."

Cerezo added: "He will always have the doors to Atletico Madrid open when he decides to finish his career as a football player."

Atleti are second in LaLiga, four points ahead of Real Madrid in third after Sunday's 1-1 Derbi draw in LaLiga, and hold a 2-0 first-leg advantage over Sporting CP after the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

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