Thursday, May 21, 2009

Torres will Finally get to Face Atletico

Liverpool talisman Fernando Torres will have another opportunity to face his former club Atletico Madrid this summer, after the Reds announced a pre-season friendly with the rojiblancos at Anfield in August.
El Nino made more than 200 league appearances for the Vicente Calderon outfit from 2001-07, scoring 82 goals, before joining Rafael Benitez's Spanish revolution on Merseyside, where he has been equally as destructive in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old Spain international has netted 37 top-flight goals in just 55 outings, helping Liverpool run arch-rivals Manchester United close in this season's race for the league title.
However, despite helping dispose of Atletico's city rivals Real in the Champions League last 16, the popular front-man was denied the opportunity to face his former club in the group stages of the competition due to injury.
But he will now be offered a second bite at the cherry, with the Reds due to welcome Atletico to Anfield on Saturday August 8, kick-off 3pm.
Liverpool will meet another Spanish side in pre-season, travelling to Barcelona a week earlier to play Albert Riera's former club Espanyol in the periquitos' new Cornella-El Prat stadium

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