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Torres ready for 'most special' game of career

By Robert Jones

Published 28/05/2016

Old foes: Fernando Torres is keen for his side to win Madrid bragging rights
Old foes: Fernando Torres is keen for his side to win Madrid bragging rights

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has insisted he is ready for the game of his life as the Rojiblancos prepare to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

The teams face off in Milan tonight with Atletico gunning for revenge following their heartbreaking loss at the same stage of the competition two years ago when they were beaten 4-1.

Torres has won all seven career finals he made the squad for, and scored Spain's only goal in the Euro 2008 final success against Germany and in the 4-0 Euro 2012 final win over Italy, plus Chelsea's 2013 Europa League victory over Benfica.

He also won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, but said tonight's clash at the San Siro eclipses everything.

The former Liverpool striker said: "Without a doubt it's the most important, the most special match that I've played in my whole career.

"Anything that I can achieve with the club that gave me the opportunity to play football, the club I was a fan of since I was five years old, will be different from any other final. I've been lucky enough to win many things with Chelsea, with the Spanish national team, but this is special, it's different."

Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who has no injury worries, is looking to become just the third non-European coach to win the competition after fellow Argentinians Luis Carniglia (with Real Madrid in 1958 and 1959) and Helenio Herrera (with Inter Milan in 1964 and 1965).

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