When Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid for Liverpool in 2007, the idea of the Spanish capital`s second club being favourites to beat record winners Barcelona in a two-legged King`s Cup tie would have been unthinkable.
Real Madrid`s King`s Cup exit to Atletico on Thursday was more evidence Diego Simeone`s side have the measure of the European champions this season and left Real coach Carlo Ancelotti scratching his head for a solution.
Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres rolled back the years with a King`s Cup double at Real Madrid on Thursday that was a reminder of the talented youngster who made his name at the club before taking England by storm at Liverpool.
Reigning La Liga champion Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone has told his players to be humble as they prepare for their vital Kings Cup second leg tie against crosstown rivals Real Madrid Thursday.
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are improving all the time and the club are focused on finishing third and securing a lucrative place in the Champions League again for next season, coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday.
Atletico Madrid`s prodigal son Fernando Torres could make his return in a heated derby with Real Madrid on Wednesday in the last 16 of the King`s Cup if he looks sharp in training, coach Diego Simeone has said.
The European football scenario has taken some important stronghold across the continent and as the 2014-15 season has reached its midway, the race for positions, performances, title run-in, and revival are heating up.