TORRES COMPLETES COACHING COURSE

It is now an exception when top players retire and do not move to coaching either with professional sides or with football academies. Fernando Torres has towed this path as well.

LAMPARD REMINISCES THE ROAD TO UCL TITLE

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard shares the story of the second leg clash against Barcelona in the semi final of the 2012 Champions League. The current Blues’ manager shared the story as Chelsea ex-players and fans all over the world mark another anniversary since that wonderful night in Munich that ended in them lifting their first Champions League title.

SALAH EQUALS TORRES RECORD

Mohammed Salah scored the second goal that finished off Manchester United. United have now gone a whole season without beating Liverpool

That goal made him level with Fernando Torres. The former Spain international scored 65 goals in 102 appearances while it took Salah only 98 games to achieve the same the same feat. Torres was seen as a demigod when he made similar records back in the day but the antics of Salah for the past few seasons deems him worthy of a statue at the Anfield entrance.

LIVERPOOL WILL ALWAYS BE HOME TO TORRES

Fernando Torres has agreed to return to Anfield for a charity game set for March next year, as per reports. While he said he was always engaged hence missing out on several invitations in the past, the truth is Liverpool will always be a home to the Spaniard.
When many players struggled to adapt to a new league following a move, this was not the same story for Fernando Torres – the teenage skipper from Atletico Madrid. He switched sides and became an instant fan favourite.

A TRIBUTE TO FERNANDO TORRES

The retirement of Fernando Torres after 18 years of active football came as a surprise to many. However the Spaniard deserves the accolades that were given to him after his retirement announcement due to his impact on the beautiful game.

Torres was one of the fearsome strikers in the mid 20002 combining a mixture of pace and skill which is a requirement for all modern strikers. He was one of the first forwards to possesthis two key features in equal proportion and took the Premier League by storm.

CHELSEA FORWARD WANTS ATLETICO MOVE

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has expressed his desire to remain at Spanish side Atletico Madrid next season. Morata currently on-loan struggled at Chelsea despite initially scoring goals for the club and looked bereft of confidence this season.

‘Since he made the move to Atletico, Morata has gained some form back and looks like the Morata of old making runs and scoring goals. It is no surprise that the forward has no intentions of returning to his parent club.

VILLA NETS FIRST GOAL IN JAPAN

It was all smiles for David Villa over the weekend as he scored his first goal for his new side Vissel Kobe in the 1-0 victory against Sagan Tosu. In a game billed as a reunion of three Spanish World Cup winning players in the form of Villa, Andreas Iniesta and Fernando Torres the game was cagey with few chances.

Torres had a good chance to put Sagan Tosu in front but fired wide in a first half dominated by Vissel Kobe. In the second half, Kobe sprang out of the traps early and Villa turned the ball in after a defensive mistake from Sagan Tosu in the 54th minute to score his first goal for the club.

Fernando Torres All Set For A Come Back In Derby Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s reckless child Torres Fernando could make his arrival in a warmed derby with Madrid on Wednesday in the past 16 of the King's Cup on the off chance that he looks sharp in preparing, mentor Diego Simeone has said.

The previous Atletico skipper, who played 244 recreations for the place where he grew up the club where he appeared matured 17, has marked an 18-month advance arrangement from AC Milan which will wind up successful when the Italian exchange advertise. Torres was an Atletico token who left the stammering club in 2007 to look for Chelsea and Liverpool and has now come back to a side that broke the restraining infrastructure of Real and Barcelona by endearing La Liga last term.

MOURINHO AND GUARDIOLA GO HEAD TO HEAD AGAIN

Ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, we look at the times Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have met in the time past. Both top managers have met on opposite sides of the dugout 21 times, with this Sunday’s meeting being the 22nd.

Manchester City are hosting this time but anytime both managers face each other, it is always a thrill to watch. Manchester United have recently been forcing their way back into games. Mourinho recently complained of their slow starts as he knows it would be harder at the Etihad.

MARSEILLE DEFEAT MONACO AT HOME

Marseille came from behind to defeat their hosts Monaco 3-2 on Sunday. The French sides approached the game with all seriousness as it was a derby of note. The skipper Radamel Falcao ahead of the game said they as hosts would give everything possible to claim maximum points especially as Marseille were “a direct rival for the podium.”

Monaco had a good run against Marseille but they could not repeat past feats, with Coach Rudi Garcia keen on a change in the run of things. Marseille were the first to go ahead at the stroke of half time. DimitriPayet sent a perfectly weighed cross that Kostas Mitroglou headed in.

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