Following a late-season run of form with Champions' League finalists Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone has decided to reward Fernando Torres with a contract extension that will see him stay at the Vicente Calderon for another year.
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has claimed that his sending off against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals was never a red card.
FC Barcelona edged ahead of Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg at the Camp Nou, but the Catalans's performance was as unconvincing as in the loss they suffered at the hands of Real Madrid this weekend.
It was a tale of two ex-Liverpool strikers as Fernando Torres scored and got sent off for Atletico Madrid while Luis Suarez proved to be the match-winner for Barcelona.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said that Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres had a 'disgraceful' game against Barcelona, after the Spaniard was sent off in his side's first-leg defeat against the Catalan giants in their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Fernando Torres had an eventful outing against Barcelona in the first leg of Atletico Madrid's Champions League quarter-final tie at the Nou Camp, scoring the opening goal of the match before being sent off.
FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique admitted that his side were not unbeatable ahead of the Catalans' Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Atletico, but insisted that the El Clasico defeat would serve as a source of motivation.
Fernando 'El Nino' Torres broke the deadlock for Atletico Madrid against Valencia, and manager Diego Simeone acknowledged after the match that Torres' speed, skill and firepower were exactly what his team were looking for.
Just 48 hours after Atletico Madrid claimed that Fernando Torres could leave at the end of the season, club President Enrique Cerezo has admitted he wants Atletico's prodigal son to stay.
The stint at his boyhood club has come to an end for El Nino, as it looks like Atletico Madrid have opted not to sign him on a permanent transfer from AC Milan.