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Torres is vying for a second Champions League winners' medal.

Champions League final is the "most important game ever", claims Fernando Torres

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Atletico Madrid can exact revenge for their 2014 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday.

Diego Simeone’s side meet Cristiano Ronaldo and co. at the San Siro in a bid to win Europe’s elite competition for the first time.

They face the ultimate test to do so, of course, with Real gunning for an 11th European title.

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But for one of Atletico’s star performers, Saturday’s showdown represents the “most important game” he’ll ever play.

That man is Fernando Torres, who claims winning the Champions League with Atletico would make it all the more special.

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Speaking at a conference ahead of the final, per Goal, he said: “It means everything, everything you dream of when you are a kid.

“I have the chance to make this dream come true. I’ve played for great teams, but this one is special, it’s just what I wanted when I was a kid.

“I had the chance to come back to the club, they gave me the chance to fight for what I really wanted.

“I fight for a place in the team and to score goals again and to be an important player so tomorrow is the game of my life, without doubt.

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“There’s no doubt that this is the most important game I’ll play ever. I’m very happy to play with this club, I started when I was five.

“I had the luck of winning with Chelsea and the Spain national team but this is something very special to me.”

Zinedine Zidane’s men are favourites heading into Milan’s final, but if any lesson should be taken from this year’s competition, it’s that anything can happen.

Very few expected Atleti to beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively, but they did.

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And toppling rivals Real would be the icing on top of the cake, not just because they would win the Champions League and complete a hat-trick of impressive victories, but also because it would deprive their rivals of any silverware this season.

Atletico certainly have the players to inflict such pain on Los Blancos too, with Torres and Antoine Griezmann entering the clash in hot form.

Where the Spaniard is concerned, he is enjoying a new lease of life in Spain and has six goals in ten games to his name, whilst his French teammate has recorded a phenomenal 32 strikes in all competitions thus far.

Given how much is at stake, it’s sure to be one of the fiercest Champions League finals in recent memory.

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UEFA Champions League
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Fernando Torres
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