5/20/2018 11:29:07 PM (GMT+3)

Torres bids adieu to Atletico in style

Torres bids adieu to Atletico in style

MADRID, Spain: Former Spanish striker Fernando Torres rounded off his Atletico Madrid career in style on Sunday by scoring two goals in his final game for the club against Eibar, although his side could only draw 2-2 in their last match of the Liga campaign.

"It’s been an an honor and a privilege to wear this shirt," said Torres, who scored in the 42nd minute to cancel out Kike Garcia's opener.

The Spaniard then gave Atletico the lead on the hour mark and scored his 129th goal for the club. He was then booked for jumping over the advertising boards to celebrate with supporters.

Eibar's Ruben Pena levelled for the visiting side with a scorching strike from outside the area in the 70th minute, after Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez had been sent off for two bookings.

Torres is idolised by Atletico's fans, having come through the club's academy and making his debut aged 17 in the 2000-01 team at a dark time for the club when they were in Spain's Segunda Division.