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Torres scores brace in Atletico final game



Fernando Torres rounded off his Atletico Madrid career in style on Sunday by scoring two goals in his final game for the club against Eibar.

However Torres’ side could only manage a draw 2-2 in their last match of the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Torres finally lifted his first trophy with his beloved club on Wednesday as Atletico beat Olympique de Marseille 3-0 in the UEFA Europa League final.

He tapped into an empty net in the 42nd minute to cancel out Kike Garcia’s opener for Eibar in the 36th minute.

The Spaniard then gave Atletico the lead on the hour mark, latching onto a through ball from Diego Costa and rounding the goalkeeper to score his 129th goal for the club.

He was then booked for jumping over the advertising boards to celebrate with supporters.

Eibar’s Ruben Pena levelled for the visiting side with a scorching strike from outside the area in the 70th minute.

His goal came after Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez had been sent off for two bookings.

Atletico were already guaranteed second spot in the Liga standings and finish the campaign on 79 points, 14 behind champions FC Barcelona who beat Real Sociedad later on Sunday.

Torres is idolised by Atletico’s fans, having come through the club’s academy and making his debut aged 17 in the 2000-2001 team.

It was during a dark time for the club when they were in Spain’s Segunda Division.

The striker left Atletico for Liverpool in 2007 but returned to his boyhood side in January 2015 after playing for Chelsea and AC Milan.

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