Fernando Torres continued his excellent end to the season by scoring a brilliant acrobatic goal in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday.
The Spain international, who is expected to sign a two-year contract with Atletico following his surprising purple patch, turned the ball into the net on the volley following a corner to notch his 11th La Liga goal of the campaign. (Scroll down this page to watch the goal).
Torres has now scored seven goals in his last 11 games and will be hoping to start in Atletico’s next match - one of the biggest games in the club’s history: the 2015-16 Champions League final against local rivals Real Madrid on May 28.
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Atleti warmed up for that match in two weeks time with a comfortable win over Celta and subsequently secured a third-placed finish in La Liga.
Three minutes after Torres’ goal, Antoine Griezmann scored his 22nd league goal of another excellent campaign for the in-demand France international.
Video: Torres' acrobatic goal v Celta
Atletico fans desperate for Torres to stay
Atletico fans are desperate for Griezmann to stay at the Vicente Calderon beyond this summer, for obvious reasons, but they’re also praying Diego Simeone opts to keep Torres.
It should only be a matter of days before an announcement is made over the 32-year-old’s future.
Spanish newspaper AS revealed last week that Torres wants his future sorted before the Champions League final and should sign a two-year deal once all the conditions in the new contract are agreed.
Is Fernando Torres back properly this time - or will it prove to be another false dawn? Have your say by leaving a comment below.