Fernando Torres gives Atletico Madrid the lead against Levante

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Fernando Torres has finally come back to life and is scoring for Atletico Madrid just when they need him.

The Spanish striker left England with his reputation in tatters to return to his former club, and while he's nowhere near the player he used to be, he's certainly making a contribution when it matters.

After helping Atleti secure a place in the Champions League final for the second time in three years thanks to a semi-final victory against Bayern Munich on away goals, all eyes were on the title race in La Liga.

A single point separates Diego Simeone's side, Barcelona and Real Madrid with just two games of the season remaining - and all three kicked off at the same time this afternoon.

It was Atletico who struck first through Torres to heap the pressure on their rivals. Koke's perfect through ball set up the former Liverpool and Chelsea man, who made no mistake with his finish.

The goal means that Torres now has six goals in his last ten games. 

However, although the afternoon may have got off to a perfect start for Atleti, they soon went from bad to worse. 

First Barcelona took the lead against Espanyol thanks to a wonderful Lionel Messi free-kick, and then Cristiano Ronaldo struck to put Real Madrid 1-0 up against Valencia.

To make matters even worse, Levante then equalised before half-time to put Atletico on the back foot once more.

Is Fernando Torres back to his best for Atletico Madrid?

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