Sometimes it's difficult not to feel sorry for Fernando Torres, the £50million Chelsea man seems to be the subject of inordinate levels of ridicule since his switch from Liverpool, but he is not doing himself any favours.
Only 20 Premier League goals in four seasons at Stamford Bridge meant his departure this summer after the arrival of Diego Costa was expected and he was handed the opportunity to reinvigorate his career at AC Milan.
A season-long loan move to the Serie A club has seen him manage a single goal in six league appearances and the signs are that he is still waiting to rediscover the kind of form that saw him cost a record transfer fee in England.
Milan's lost their place at the top table of Italian football last season when they could only manage an eighth place finish, which appeared to be the result of a couple of years of financial restraint.
Torres was thrown on with ten minutes remaining to try and find his side a winner, but all he found were jeers of derision
It has been a mixed start to the current season, but they remain one of the clubs in contention for third place and the Champions League playoff qualification it brings - the Scudetto, like last season, look set to be a scrap between Juventus and AS Roma.
- Fernando Torres wanted in permanent January swoop
- Chelsea already have ready-made replacement for Fernando Torres
- Jose Mourinho wanted Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea
Milan currently sit sixth in the table and will be frustrated that they could not get the win on Sunday night that would have seen leapfrog their rivals into third, but they could only manage a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina at the San Siro.
Nigel de Jong's header gave them the lead midway through the first half, but they were pegged back in the second period thanks to a Josip Ilicic strike.
Torres was thrown on with ten minutes remaining to try and find his side a winner, but all he found were jeers of derision when attempting to score with an outrageous scissors kick from a tight angle.
It was an impressive piece of athleticism by the Spaniard, but the result was an atrocious shot flying nowhere near goal, across the area and nearly out for a thrown in - watch the hilarious attempt below.
Torres may be looking on enviously at his former Chelsea teammates, as they continue to put in the kind of performances that have made them hot favourites for the Premier League title.
Meanwhile, his struggles in front of goal go on and he may find it difficult to find a club with the stature of Chelsea or AC Milan in the summer when his current Blues contract runs out.
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