Torres was extremely keen on preventing Barcelona from clinching the league title at the Vicente Calderon.
This will be an exact opposite of the circumstances from last season when Atletico Madrid managed an unthinkable league success at the Camp Nou after a draw. This time around, a narrow 1-0 victory sealed the things for the Catalan club. They have once again managed to triumph in the Spanish league ahead of Real Madrid. Torres made his return to the Spanish league in January and has been a bit part player in the domestic competitions.
However, he played from the start against Barcelona hoping to continue his impressive record against the Catalan club. Even during his worst spells as a footballer, Torres has always scored against Barcelona. This did not turn out to be the case during the weekend, as a solitary goal was enough to seal the title. Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game. Even though the Argentine did not break any records this weekend, he once again proved the big-name nature that he has always had. Torres has saluted the little superstar by saying that the amazing skills that he possesses proved to be the difference in the end.
Torres is not expected to sign on a permanent basis at Atletico Madrid anytime soon."Until we went 1-0 down, we felt they controlled the game but weren't threatening us.We still had chances from set pieces and gave some away, but they had Messi, who eventually changed everything in a second.They were comfortable, controlling the game, but didn't want to take risks because they knew they could wait until one player made the difference. Nonetheless, I think the approach of the two teams was very respectful and very even," said the striker. Torres has scored three goals in 12 appearances since his return.