Fernando Torres - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Fernando Torres Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012 MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship. Zinedine Zidane's team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. "To win the title in the last round feels that much b... Sun, 21 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-21T22:52:00Z Atletico says goodbye to Calderon, its red & white fortress MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid is bidding farewell to its beloved Vicente Calderon, the modest stadium that for five decades produced one of the greatest atmospheres in soccer and faithfully symbolized the team's persevering spirit. The Spanish league game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday will be Atletico's last at the old-fashioned venue. "It hurts a bit... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:04:00 GMT 2017-05-19T16:04:00Z Atletico recognizes it needs to improve to succeed in Europe MADRID (AP) — That final hurdle keeping Atletico Madrid from reaching the very top in European soccer is proving to be the most challenging one. Atletico has been contending among the continent's powerhouses the last few years, but it still hasn't been able to take that final leap and break through with the Champions League title. "It s... Thu, 11 May 2017 16:50:00 GMT 2017-05-11T16:50:00Z Messi nets goals 50 & 51, Barca & Madrid stay locked at top BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 50th and 51st goals in all competitions to help Barcelona keep the pressure on Real Madrid in the Spanish league's tight title race on Saturday. Neymar and Luis Suarez also struck in a 4-1 victory over Villarreal that increased the combined goal tally of Barcelona's trio of star strikers to 102 in the campaign. ... Sat, 06 May 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-05-06T21:08:00Z Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck-and-neck title race in the Spanish league on Saturday, when both teams won to stay level on points at the top. Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi set up another goal to give Barcelona a 3-0 victory at crosstown rival Espanyol, while Real Madrid needed a late strike by Marcelo after Cristiano Ronal... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 22:26:00 GMT 2017-04-29T22:26:00Z Atletico Madrid at CAS to fight FIFA transfer ban LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Atletico Madrid officials were at sport's highest court on Monday to challenge a FIFA transfer ban that prevents the club from signing any players in the coming offseason. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is hearing the appeal, but said a verdict is not expected immediately. Atletico and FIFA previously agreed to seek a CAS ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:15:00 GMT 2017-04-24T14:15:00Z With Torres watching, Atletico Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 MADRID (AP) — With veteran striker Fernando Torres watching his team play just three days after collapsing on the field, Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Valencia 3-0 to regain fourth place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half and Kevin Gameiro added another as Atletico rebounded from two winless games and agai... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-03-05T22:23:00Z Torres released from hospital day after scary head clash MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was released from the hospital on Friday following a scary head-to-head clash which left him unconscious. Atletico said a CAT scan did not reveal any damage to his head or neck. Torres told local media shortly after being discharged that he was "all well." "It all turned out to be a ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:36:00 GMT 2017-03-03T12:36:00Z Torres taken to hospital after head injury in Atletico game MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres tweeted from hospital that he was OK after collapsing and losing consciousness from a clash of heads in a Spanish league game on Thursday. "Thank you all for your concern and your messages of support," Torres wrote on Twitter. "It was just a scare. I hope to be back very soon." Initi... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:05:00 GMT 2017-03-03T00:05:00Z Atletico falters in game marked by Torres' injury scare MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid couldn't manage more than 1-1 against struggling Deportivo La Coruna in a Spanish league match marked by an injury scare involving striker Fernando Torres on Thursday. Torres collapsed unconscious after colliding heads in a ball dispute late in the game in La Coruna. Players from both teams immediately rushed toward Torres and desperately called... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:02:00 GMT 2017-03-03T00:02:00Z Man City beats Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City overcame an onslaught from Monaco's prolific attack to score three late goals in 11 minutes for a 5-3 win in a wild Champions League game on Tuesday. The highest-scoring first leg in a Champions League knockout match was breathless from start to finish, leaving both coaches to congratulate their teams on producing a Round of 16 game... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:51:00 GMT 2017-02-21T23:51:00Z Atletico beats Leverkusen 4-2 in Germany in Champions League LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — French forwards Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro tore Bayer Leverkusen's defense apart to put the Champions League quarterfinals within reach for Atletico Madrid with a 4-2 away victory on Tuesday. Gameiro created one goal for Griezmann and scored another, with Saul Niguez setting the Spanish side on its way, before substitut... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-02-21T22:17:00Z Gameiro nets 3 in 6 minutes, Bale scores in return in Liga BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With three goals in six minutes, Kevin Gameiro made a strong case to be Atletico Madrid's first-choice striker after leading its 4-1 win at Sporting Gijon on Saturday. The Spanish league said only Bebeto in the 1995-96 season and David Villa in 2005-06 have scored faster hat tricks. While Gameiro made some histor... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:07:00 GMT 2017-02-18T22:07:00Z Griezmann takes on Messi, Ronaldo for FIFA player award ZURICH (AP) — Antoine Griezmann is the new challenger to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for FIFA's annual player award. FIFA named the France forward on a three-man shortlist Friday for the rebranded Best Player Award. All three candidates play for Spanish clubs. Messi and Ronaldo have split the FIFA honor over the past eight season... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:31:00 GMT 2016-12-02T15:31:00Z