In the previous edition of the Champions League, Real Madrid had to face off with Athletic Madrid as both Spanish teams managed to reach the finals of the European competition.
Athletic Madrid took the lead through Diego Godin who found the back of the net at the 36th minute and it looked like the team of Diego Simeone was going to be crowned as the champions of Europe but a 93rd minute goal from Sergio Ramos tied the match up 1-1.
Bale, Marcelo and C.Ronaldo all added their mark on the score-sheet as they sealed the victory for Real Madrid.
This match was played on May 24 of 2014 in the preceding Champions League but both teams are now battling against each other once more as they were pitted together in the quarter-finals of the European tournament in the current season.
Fernando Torres is hoping that Athletic Madrid can take revenge and take out Real Madrid from the Champions League.
“Everyone is waiting the whole year to play these kinds of games, the quarterfinals of the Champions League against the biggest team in the world right now. I’m still young and I still have many years to play hopefully here in Atletico. I don’t really look forward to playing in a different team right now.” Read more »
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Fernando Torres has opened up on his unsuccessful loan spell with AC Milan, which came to an end after just six months.
Torres was expected to spend the next two years at the San Siro after making the move from Chelsea on a short-term basis. It was also effectively the end of his Chelsea career since it would mean that he would be out of contract at the end of his loan spell. However, the loan move took a different turn after just six months. Torres failed to make an impact and Filippo Inzaghi dropped him in favour of younger strikers like Stephan El Shaarawy.
The unhappy Torres then engineered a move to Atletico Madrid on yet another loan deal. Since FIFA rules do not allow a player to represent three clubs in a single campaign on a permanent basis, Torres had to convert the Milan move into a permanent deal before moving to Atletico on a short-term contract.
Since his move to Atletico, Torres has been enjoying a breath of fresh air. The club’s former captain has already contributed important goals against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. He feels that Milan did not make him feel as one of their important players, which was contrary to the initial agreement. Read more »